Scrambled States: West Virginia and Wyoming – 6/4

Intro It's the second to last day on our journey across the United States and today we are learning about two W states!  Learn about Wyoming's barley and West Virginia's hay with today's activities! K-3 More than 91% of land in Wyoming is classified as rural, making it perfect for growing various crops!  Wyoming's second … Continue reading Scrambled States: West Virginia and Wyoming – 6/4

Scrambled States: Montana and Nebraska – 6/3

Intro Today we're looking at two states where over 60% of their land is utilized for agriculture! Learn about Montana's safflower seeds and Nebraska's sugar beets in today's lessons! K-3 Montana is home to around 53,000 acres of safflower which produce close to 36 million pounds of safflower oils each year! Safflower is a rotational … Continue reading Scrambled States: Montana and Nebraska – 6/3

Scrambled States: Michigan and Minnesota – 6/2

Intro It's a M-M-Marvelous day to learn about two of our M states!  Today we are learning about the cherries of Michigan and the turkeys of Minnesota! K-3 Traverse City, Michigan is the Cherry Capital of the world!  Each year, Michigan produces between 200-250 million pounds of cherries each year, where 50% of that is … Continue reading Scrambled States: Michigan and Minnesota – 6/2

Scrambled States: Pennsylvania and Rhode Island – 6/1

Intro Today we journey to the East Coast to learn about two items you might not associate with "agriculture." In Pennsylvania there is a fungus among us as we learn about mushrooms. And then in Rhode Island things will get very fin-teresting as we learn about their fishing industry! K-3 Pennsylvania is the mushroom capital … Continue reading Scrambled States: Pennsylvania and Rhode Island – 6/1

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