Fourth Graders Skype with Secretary of Agriculture

jc-news-secretary-agriculture1Jordan Creek fourth graders had the unique experience to Skype with Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.    He was on his farm four hours away in Northwest Iowa and showed students a corn field, his combine, how to harvest corn and he answered many questions.

He explained many aspects of being a farmer such as maintenance of his combine, price of crops, price of equipment, getting farming assistance while he is working in Des Moines and how damage to crops affects his routine (hail/deer).  The students were especially amazed with the combine…both inside and out.