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1/23/17 FarmWeek Articles

Monday, January 23, 2017



January 23, 2017

FARMWEEK Reading Activity from Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom.

 

Another in the series of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom non-fiction text examples to be used in your classroom.  Remember, these will be available every MONDAY afternoon that FarmWeek is published during the school year.

 

Questions about this can be directed to Kevin Daugherty, Education Director of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom at [email protected]. 

 

**Reminder these questions are designed to use with the on-line version of FarmWeek.  

http://digital.farmweeknow.com/app.php?RelId=6.2.2.7

 

Note, by request of teachers we have included the answers to the questions immediately following the questions. 

 

Ag secretary named; EPA Nominee testifies

1.        Describe the background of Secretary of Ag nominee Sonny Perdue. (Grew up on a farm; has a doctorate in vet medicine and was Governor of Georgia.)

2.        Why is his background relevant to the position of Secretary of Ag? (answers will vary but should include knowledge of government and understanding farm/farm life)

3.       Outgoing Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack joins the US Dairy Export Council as the president and CEO.  Research Tom Vilsack and determine how he is qualified to be the Dairy Export Council leader. 

https://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=bios_vilsack.xml (Answers will vary)

4.        Describe Scott Pruitt’s background and how might that impact leading the EPA? (should include Attorney General of Oklahoma—main lawyer for the state)

5.       Describe why Pruitt’s background and the RFS were called into question.  (RFS is the renewable fuel standard……Oklahoma has oil; Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska contribute much in the way of renewable fuels.)

6.       Describe situations where both the EPA leader and the Secretary of Ag have direct impact on you.  (answers will vary)

SPECIAL ACTIVITY

Turn to page 9 and read the article "Educational signs tout benefits" and outline how best to promote enviornomental stewardship on the farm. (Answers will vary, but what if your chapter worked on developing an app similar to Pokemon Go?)



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