Iowa's heritage is rich with agriculture, and its future depends on the industry. In fact, Iowa's farm, food and agriculture-affiliated industries account for nearly 25 percent of the state's total industrial output, the largest contribution by any single industry (source: Iowa State University). Unfortunately, most young Iowans are several generations removed from the farm and know little about modern farming in Iowa.
These materials were developed to make learning about Iowa's corn industry and the important ways corn makes a difference fun! In addition, links are provided to several other fun sites for kids and educators to learn about agriculture. Have a question about corn farming or corn products? Contact us!
- Discovering FARMLAND designed to provide interactive educational resources that give students a first-hand glimpse into modern agriculture. This USFRA initiative provides high school students, educators and parents with standards-aligned lesson plans and interactive activities that explore concepts critical to modern agriculture, such as sustainability, technology, and science. Discovering FARMLAND materials are available for viewing and download at DiscoveringFarmland.com.
- National Corn Growers Association
- Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF) serves as a central resource for educators and volunteers who want to teach Iowa’s students about agriculture. As leading producer of ag products, it is important for all Iowans to understand the essential role agriculture has in their lives. For complete lessons plans click here.
- My Family's Corn Book is a great resource from IALF to show kids what corn farming is all about.
Click the images below to download our collection of fun-to-color sheets with cool corn facts!
Click the images below to download our collection of activity books with cool corn facts!