November Highlights from MN Ag in the Classroom

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virtual field trip: Meadowlark Turkey Farm

Virtual Field Trip: Meadowlark Turkey Farm

November is the time for sweaters, pumpkin spice everything, and TURKEY! Since Minnesota produces the most turkeys in the United States, Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) has decided to highlight turkey and Minnesota turkey farmers in a variety of different ways this month. Although turkey is a staple at the dinner table during the Thanksgiving season, not many Minnesotans have the opportunity to visit a turkey farm. That's why MAITC is taking a virtual field trip to Meadowlark Turkey Farm in Melrose, Minnesota.

Meet Meadowlark Turkey Farm owners Jon and Ashley Klaphake, tour their farm and ask questions live! To access the virtual field trip, tune in on our MAITC Facebook page on November 26 at 10 a.m. The Facebook Live video stream will last approximately 20-30 minutes. If listeners are unable to tune in during the live event, the video will be posted on the MAITC Facebook page and YouTube for later viewing.

November Lesson Ideas

Little Red Hen lesson
A Rafter of Turkeys
The Geography of Thanksgiving Dinner
Looking Under the Label

What's Growing On in Minnesota - MAITC Podcast

Ashley Klaphake, Meadowlark Turkey Farm

MAITC was excited to chat with Ashley Klaphake from Meadowlark Turkey Farm. Ashley shares the challenges and benefits of raising turkeys and her family near Melrose, Minnesota. She also gives us some insight into what we will see on our Facebook Live Virtual Field Trip to Meadowlark Turkey Farm on November 26!

To access this podcast and previous podcasts, visit our SoundCloud page and tune in!

Turkey podcast

AgMag Print and AgMag Online

The fall issues of all AgMag magazines were sent to subscribers in mid-October. We hope you have been enjoying them with your students! If you haven't subscribed, it's not too late! Visit the online order form to select the AgMag that is perfect for your elementary students. Also, visit the AgMag website to find student-focused activities, and digital content as well as teacher guides and supporting resources.

AgMag online

Ag Trivia

Congratulations to October Trivia winners Lisa Orren and Kevin Wassenaar! Lisa and Kevin knew that field corn, sweet corn and popcorn all grow in Minnesota.

November Trivia Question: What is a newly hatched turkey called?

Send your answer to The first two people to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable MAITC bag.