Ag connects to our everyday lives

Dirck Steimel

As school districts across the country incorporate more STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) into lesson plans, we’ve got a distinct advantage here in Iowa. Agriculture, our state’s top industry, is all about STEM.

As they raise corn, pigs, turkeys and a whole lot of other products to feed and fuel the world, Iowa farmers are employing advanced gen­etics, satellite positioning, drones and a whole-range of other technology. 

In cities, rural communities and everywhere in between, Iowa teachers are using these innovation...

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