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Mitchell County ISU Extension and Outreach receives grant to promote ag via virtual field tris

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation announced Tuesday it’s giving Mitchell County’s ISU Extension and Outreach a $1,000 grant for a ‘FarmChat.’

The program will take students on a virtual field trip to a farm or agribusiness.  Students in the classroom will interact live with a farmer via video conferencing platform.

“By coupling the virtual farm tour with a  fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the 4-H model, do reflect-apply our hope is youth will create a memorable learning experience that will last a lifetime,” said Olivia Logue of ISU Extension and Outreach Mitchell County.

Nearly 1 in 5 jobs in Iowa is in the agriculture industry but most Iowans have no direct connection to agriculture production or industry and the once-a-month-program will help raise awareness.

 

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Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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