Scrambled States: Colorado and California – 5/29

California and Colorado Intro Olive who? Olive you!  And you'll love learning about these two states today!  Back to the front of the alphabet as we learn about California's olives and Colorado's proso millet with these fun activities! K-3 Colorado is ranked #1 in the nation for production of proso millet!  Proso millet is an … Continue reading Scrambled States: Colorado and California – 5/29

Scrambled States: Virginia and Washington – 5/28

Intro These two states are at the bottom of the alphabet, but are just as important as the rest!  Today, learn about the aquaculture and shellfish of Washington and George Washington's agricultural footprint in Virginia! K-3 The state of Washington is in the Pacific Northwest and has perfect environments for aquaculture.  Aquaculture refers to "growing" … Continue reading Scrambled States: Virginia and Washington – 5/28

Scrambled States: Connecticut and Delaware – 5/27

Intro Back to the beginning of the alphabet we go!  Learn about greenhouse growing in Connecticut and the apples of Delaware today with these fun activities! K-3 Connecticut has around 300 greenhouse businesses and approximately 180 acres of covered growing space! These greenhouses are used to commercially grow shrubs, trees, and plants used for gardening … Continue reading Scrambled States: Connecticut and Delaware – 5/27

Scrambled States: Nevada and New Hampshire – 5/26

Intro We have a long way until wintertime, but today let's visit two states which grow products we often associate with the holiday season. Did you ever wonder where your candy canes and Christmas trees come from? These two states are across the country from each other, but both are major producers of these crops. … Continue reading Scrambled States: Nevada and New Hampshire – 5/26

Scrambled States: Tennessee and Texas – 5/25

Intro T-T-T-Tell us more!  Today we are learning about two "T" states. Tennessee has more species of trees than any other state and Texas has a lot of longhorn cattle! K-3 Tennessee forests account for around 13.9 million acres of land with more than 8 billion live trees growing.  That's somewhere around 1,200 trees for … Continue reading Scrambled States: Tennessee and Texas – 5/25

Scrambled States: Alabama and Alaska – 5/20

Intro Today we're talking about two "A" states that both have very different climate and agriculture than Illinois!  Find out more about Alabama's peanuts and Alaska's daylight hours below! K-3 One acre of peanuts will make enough peanut butter for approximately 30,000 PB&J's! Let's take a trip down to Alabama where 900 peanut farmers grow … Continue reading Scrambled States: Alabama and Alaska – 5/20

Scrambled States: Maryland and Massachusetts – 5/19

K-3 We don't have very many blue crabs here in Illinois, but in Maryland they are a major product and a Maryland tradition. Read this short article for kids to learn more about the fascinating blue crab! Next, watch this short video to learn about how crabs go from the sea to our table. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhzzrUqDKoQContinue reading Scrambled States: Maryland and Massachusetts – 5/19

Scrambled States: North Dakota and Ohio – 5/18

Today we're traveling to North Dakota and Ohio. In North Dakota, we'll learn about durum wheat, the wheat typically used to make pasta. North Dakota actually grows about 50% of all the durum wheat grown in the U.S.! And in Ohio we'll look at an agricultural product that is often overlooked: trees! So many products … Continue reading Scrambled States: North Dakota and Ohio – 5/18