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Lincoln Co. teachers attend Farm Bureau training

Standing (left to right): Patricia McClain (Rock Springs), April Hicks (Iron Station), Erica Roberson (North Brook), Melanie Leone (Catawba Springs), Shelli Hummrich (Pumpkin Center Intermediate), Christie Heavner (Iron Station), Judy Stallings (Lincoln County Farm Bureau), Jeri Rookstool (Rock Springs), Linda Wyant (Lincoln County Farm Bureau), Linda Yoder (Lead Science Teacher, Lincoln County Schools), Carolyn Marcum (St. James), Debbie Wooten (Iron Station), Bambi Heavner (Union), Lisa White (Iron Station), Rosenetta Farley (Kiser), and Cheryl Black (Kiser). Seated (left to right): Sheila Wright (Pumpkin Center Intermediate), Liz Chroback (Rock Springs), Brent Gates (Lowder), Rachel Goodson (Rock Springs), and Laura Bolin (Rock Springs). Monica Smith (G.E. Massey, not pictured) also participated.

Lincoln County Farm Bureau recently conducted a three-hour workshop on “The Farmer Grows a Rainbow” with representatives of Lincoln County Schools’ elementary schools.

This teaching kit ­— donated by the Lincoln County Farm Bureau to each school in the county — includes multiple classroom lessons and accompanying physical activities for pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students.

The lessons address nutrition and fitness education in line with core curricula.

“The Farmer Grows a Rainbow” was developed by the N. C. Farm Bureau’s educational program, “Ag in the Classroom.” According to Ag in the Classroom director Louise Lamm, the lessons were developed to create awareness of the nutritional guidelines set forth by the U.S.  Department of Agriculture.

Its purpose is to help students develop an understanding and appreciation of the source of all nutrition, the farmer.

Development of “The Farmer Grows a Rainbow” was made possible through a grant from USDA and kits are being made available to schools throughout the United States.

Lincoln County Farm Bureau members Linda Wyant and Judy Stallings were on hand to represent the Farm Bureau at the workshops. As Lincoln County career educators, the two were able to share the many resources offered to educators by the Farm Bureau.

Farm Bureau is a private, nonprofit, grassroots organization that has been actively promoting farm and rural issues in North Carolina since 1936 through governmental relations, marketing, field representation, agricultural education, member services and other programs.

 

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