Lincoln County Farm Bureau recently conducted a three-hour workshop on â€œThe Farmer Grows a Rainbowâ€ with representatives of Lincoln County Schoolsâ€™ elementary schools.
This teaching kit Ââ€” donated by the Lincoln County Farm Bureau to each school in the county â€” 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.
â€œThe Farmer Grows a Rainbowâ€ was developed by the N. C. Farm Bureauâ€™s educational program, â€œAg in the Classroom.â€ 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. Â Department of Agriculture.
Its purpose is to help students develop an understanding and appreciation of the source of all nutrition, the farmer.
Development of â€œThe Farmer Grows a Rainbowâ€ 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.