Twin Cities Road Crew will once again be bringing the corn-themed fun to elementary schools across the Twin Cities metro this year. Supported by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, each event is an opportunity to share information with youth who may not have a connection to the farm.
Kicked off in February, the Road Crew tour will make as many as 10 stops across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro before the end of the school year. At each, a school-wide assembly brings together students of varying ages for an interactive curriculum sharing the importance of corn in a way that is fun for all attendees.
MCGA mascot Maizey attends each program joined by Road Crew staff who lead “corn-y” dancing, an interactive Q&A, hand out prizes and organize pictures with Maizey—all while promoting the importance of corn to our daily lives.
Facts shared during the assembly include the origin of corn, Minnesota’s status as a top producer, the many uses of corn, varieties of corn and the year-round work of farmers.
Students are also sent home with a goody bag that includes more facts about corn that may be of interest to their parents. Teachers are provided information about how they can incorporate agriculture education into their curriculum.
Twin Cities Road Crew organizes everything from community events to school assemblies that connect with Twin Cities families. MCGA works with the Road Crew to host fuel promotion events, A-Maize-Ing Corn Day at the Minnesota State Fair, and other events throughout the year. You can follow Twin Cities Road Crew throughout the year on Facebook by clicking here.