Becky Meyer welcom­ed local teachers on a tour of her family farm near Charles City last week, pointing out the different pieces of farm equipment and explaining how corn is planted, harvested and stored.

“Children should know the difference between corn and soybeans, and they should know what implement is in the field and what happens in various seasons,” Meyer, president of the Floyd County Farm Bureau, told the teachers as they stood in the shade of the farm’s grain bins.

“I feel like if you are from Iowa, these are things that you should know...,” she continued. “As teachers, if you would embrace those concepts and work those into your curriculum, I think we would show a better face of Iowa and agriculture to our youth.”

A group of 15 elementary school...