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Fourth graders spend a day learning about agriculture

Amanda Nolz

Photo by Ellyn Eddy, Davison Co. Extension EducatoDuring the Mitchell Ag in the Classroom event, elementary students learned about the beef industry and petted a day-old baby calf.

A total of 212 South Dakota fourth graders from Mount Vernon, Rockport Colony and every elementary school in the Mitchell School District spent a day learning about agriculture at the Davison County 4-H Grounds on March 24, 2009. A program called Agriculture in the Classroom sponsored this educational field trip for these students.

Agriculture in the Classroom is a grassroots program coordinated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). According to USDA, the program’s goal is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies. Individuals representing farm organizations, agribusiness, education and government carry out the program in each state, according to the states’ needs and interests.

Along with the funding, educational materials and support from Ag in the Classroom, this educational program came together with the support of local volunteer farmers and 4-H kids, several sponsors and Mitchell Area Chamber Chairman Will Haugen.

“The 2009 Mitchell Ag in the Classroom event was a true success thanks to everyone’s help,” said Haugen, who has been a chairman for the past six years. “The teachers know that this is an important experience for the students to have, and they are always willing to incorporate this day into their curriculum.”

A total of 212 South Dakota fourth graders from Mount Vernon, Rockport Colony and every elementary school in the Mitchell School District spent a day learning about agriculture at the Davison County 4-H Grounds on March 24, 2009. A program called Agriculture in the Classroom sponsored this educational field trip for these students.

Agriculture in the Classroom is a grassroots program coordinated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). According to USDA, the program’s goal is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies. Individuals representing farm organizations, agribusiness, education and government carry out the program in each state, according to the states’ needs and interests.

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Along with the funding, educational materials and support from Ag in the Classroom, this educational program came together with the support of local volunteer farmers and 4-H kids, several sponsors and Mitchell Area Chamber Chairman Will Haugen.

“The 2009 Mitchell Ag in the Classroom event was a true success thanks to everyone’s help,” said Haugen, who has been a chairman for the past six years. “The teachers know that this is an important experience for the students to have, and they are always willing to incorporate this day into their curriculum.”

A total of 212 South Dakota fourth graders from Mount Vernon, Rockport Colony and every elementary school in the Mitchell School District spent a day learning about agriculture at the Davison County 4-H Grounds on March 24, 2009. A program called Agriculture in the Classroom sponsored this educational field trip for these students.

Agriculture in the Classroom is a grassroots program coordinated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). According to USDA, the program’s goal is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies. Individuals representing farm organizations, agribusiness, education and government carry out the program in each state, according to the states’ needs and interests.

Along with the funding, educational materials and support from Ag in the Classroom, this educational program came together with the support of local volunteer farmers and 4-H kids, several sponsors and Mitchell Area Chamber Chairman Will Haugen.

“The 2009 Mitchell Ag in the Classroom event was a true success thanks to everyone’s help,” said Haugen, who has been a chairman for the past six years. “The teachers know that this is an important experience for the students to have, and they are always willing to incorporate this day into their curriculum.”

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