Discovery Program Teaches 2nd Graders about Iowa Agriculture! Sept. 11, 12, 13th

Thank You to all the Teachers, Staff, Volunteers and Students who made Discovery Day 2019 a Wonderful Experience!
Learning about Iowa and its agricultural heritage is the focus of Program Discovery.  Program Discovery is designed to teach students about where their food comes from and about the process and work that goes into getting food from the farm to their table.  Program Discovery is in its 17th year and has reached almost 28,000 students.
Program Discovery will be held on Wednesday, September 11, Thursday, September 12 & Friday, September 13, on the National Cattle Congress Grounds. Over 1400 area second grade students, teachers and adult volunteers from Waterloo, Cedar Falls and the surrounding communities will attend Program Discovery during the National Cattle Congress Fair 2019.
Students will participate in workshops on swine, dairy, poultry and sheep that give them hands on experience with such things as making butter and giving iron shots to baby pigs.  They will also have an opportunity to see and touch some common livestock found on farms as they tour the Hall of Breeds, Blue Ribbon Row and the Petting Zoo as well as experiencing educational exhibits at the fair. 
The program is coordinated by the ISU Extension & Outreach – Black Hawk County office with support from Karen Coffin, National Cattle Congress Co-Manager.  Local sponsors include Hy-Vee, who donates milk for lunch and ConAgra Foods who donates pudding cups for an after school treat for the students.
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For more information about the program or to join 4-H, contact the Black Hawk County Extension Office at 234-6811.
Questions contact Diane Wolfe, 319-234-6811 or email:

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