We had an interesting day yesterday at Ag in the Classroom. An agronomy professor showed us examples of flowers and many grains and their uses. I had lunch with Blake and Tamara, then headed back to Throckmorton. From there we listened to a professor who has instigated a program with fourth and fifth graders where they have an after school garden club. She and her grad assistants put up non-heated greenhouses and we got to visit one of the sites. They were collecting data on the kid's BMIs, physical activity, and sedentary activity over a two year period.
Then I went to Blake and Tamara's and had a delicious supper of corn on the cob and fiesta chicken.
Today we tour two Clay Co. farms, a dairy near Linn, and then I am going to leave the group to go to respect calls for a friend's mother. They continue on to Wheaton, which would have been a new experience for me. It is somewhere around Blue Rapids.