UBI makes a donation to Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom
United Bank of Iowa recently donated $2,500 to Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom. As the #1 Ag Bank in Iowa, this donation supports United Bank of Iowa’s commitment to agriculture in rural communities. Schools in the counties of Ida, Cherokee, Woodbury, Monona, Plymouth, Sioux and O’Brien will benefit from this donation. On hand for the presentation were Roger Bumann and Heather Collins representing Siouxland Agrculture in the Classroom and managers from the following United Bank of Iowa offices: Ron Rice representing Aurelia, Cleghorn, and Marcus, Sheila Soellner, Holstein, and Jean Burns, Ida Grove.
The following information is provided by Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom.
Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to build agriculture literacy through education. We facilitate classroom enrichment visits in 165 classrooms in our seven county region, bringing hands-on, interactive agriculture lessons to over 3,200 2nd and 4th students each month of the school year. While sharing the farm to fork story with students, we’re able to accommodate academic standards required at each grade level. This is a further reaching and enriching component of our content because students are learning what’s already expected of them but through an agricultural lens. We passionately teach students the importance of Iowa agriculture production to help them understand and appreciate the industry.
Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom exists to represent agriculture and those involved. It is from the support of those who believe in agriculture that SAITC has grown to the reach and capacity that it has today. We are grateful to share agriculture’s story and thank our supporters, teachers, and agriculturalists that are all a part of this meaningful purpose!