|Mrs. Riskey's 4th
Grade Learns about
Soil Conservation and Preservation
|An area farmer by the name of
Randall Brockman (first grade teacher Mrs. Kathy Hall's brother)
visited Mrs. Riskey's fourth grade class Friday February 20, 2009.
Mrs. Riskey's class wrapped up a unit on soil conservation and
preservation with this presentation. Mr. Brockman farms around 2000
acres in the area, and brought samples of fertilizers and the corn
crop he grows. He discussed with the class how to grow a healthy
crop, how to treat the soil before, during, and after the crop is
sown, and also how to test the crop for purity. The class was
excited to learn that farming in the twenty first century is a
mixture of hard work, technology, math, science, and social studies.
Students got to witness the testing procedures, and also learn about
using satellites that help navigate the tractor during the spread of