Greenhouse Challenge

Make the most of your time stuck at home…learn a new skill! Join our challenge & grow your own food! Yep. You got this! You can grow anything you want – I have lettuce, kale and spinach seeds to share – since these things like cool weather and grow fast. And we want you to share with us what you are doing! Your kids can LEARN, have FUN and GROW FOOD at the same time.

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Baby Chicks

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Well, according to my kids…’Mom! We get the eggs from a chicken, duh.’ I guess they might not be that into philosophy, but they sure are into baby chicks! Spring is synonymous to tiny chirps coming from tiny fluffy chicks in a tub in our kitchen. We have had baby chicks in our house every year for the past seven years, so for my kids it truly is part of every spring.

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Books in the Barn

We love to read and we love agriculture! Let’s enjoy some children’s books about agriculture together.

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From Seed to Seed Lesson

Kids usually know that seeds grow into plants, but do they know where the seeds come from? This Sunflower Life Cycle Lesson helps introduce students to the growth and the development of seeds.

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A Day in the Life of a Farmer

Have you ever wondered what a day is like for a pig farmer? Well, I am going to share with you what our daily life is like at our farm, which is located in Martin County, Minnesota.

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Take a Field Trip, Virtually!

When it’s physically impossible to visit a farm or agricultural site, you can take a virtual field trip! Our Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom program has enjoyed connecting classrooms of students with Minnesota farms and farmers.

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Happy Spring!

Happy Spring or as I say to my own kids…I’m so excited to smell the dirt again! As spring is springing into action, I (Toni Dauwalter) am stuck at home like the rest of you. BUT, as an optimist…I am finding fun ways to bring JOY to our family. I can’t wait to share some of these things with all of you too on this blog! Sneak peek…think – chicks hatching, baby bunnies, planting seeds!!

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