Elementary School Students get a Real Hands-on Experience

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Updated: 11/12/2012 10:44 am

        Often times educators think of creative ways to help their students learn about a certain subject, today teachers at a local school hit the nail on the head as they found a way to teach their students about agriculture.

It’s not every day you find a cow in the hallway at school, but at Fox Hollow Elementary, kids are learning first-hand what it takes to become farmers.

These kids are having a blast, but it’s not just fun and games, they’re learning what it’s like in the life of a farmer.

“We learned that wheat, whole wheat makes you fuller than white because white they take all the good stuff out of it” said 4th grader Natalie Dietrich.

“You can plant seeds in two different seasons; you can plantin fall or spring” said 4th grader Christean Thomas.

“With the schools the way they can’t do field trips anymore, we are bringing the field trips to the schools, we want kids to know where their food comes from and we want them to support us farmers who are providing the food for them and so we’re just doing hands on” said Farm Bureau Volunteer Leslie Risenmay.

The kids are learning all the steps of how food starts out at the farm, all the way to how it ends up at the grocery store.

“It’s awesome to be able to see the light in their eyes, like oh my gosh this is how it works” continued Risenmay.

Fox Hollow is one of several schools the Idaho Farm Bureau is visiting.

They will continue to visit more schools starting in February.

“We want to see a future for famers so that we can always have food for the world, and so this is great to see these kids have an interest at a young age, they grow up knowing the facts coming straight from the farmers” said Risenmay.

If you’d like to help out and volunteer you can contact your local Farm Bureau.



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