I can’t believe it’s time for an end of the year wrap-up… to say this school year was busy is an understatement! From the Magic House, Conservation Fair and Science Nights, to the Ag Expo ( and regular classroom visits) we have spread the word on how we rely on our farmers and the many hats they wear. The Ag in the Classroom program strives to inform students about how Agriculture intertwines with their everyday lives. Here in Randolph County, our program reaches out to nearly 4000 students per year and we are doing just that. During the 2017-18 school year, lessons on Apples, Pumpkins, Corn, Trees, Soybeans, Dairy, Farm Safety and Livestock were presented at our area schools. The Ag Expo has also become a staple in our area and this years Expo was held at Sparta Lincoln School. Students spent time traveling to 8 booths and listened to presentations delivered by our very own Farm Bureau members and volunteers. This year, as usual, we received much praise from the teachers and staff and I thank each and every one of you for your time and generosity when it comes to the Expo.
For great resources check out agintheclassroom.org.
You will find lots of agriculture information and lesson ideas.
Thumbs Up For Pumpkins!
Be sure to visit the St. Louis Science Center this summer and check out the New "GROW" interactive exhibit and activities. This new exhibit will cover one acre of learning, "Where does our food come from? How does it grow, how far does it travel, and how can each one of us make a difference so we can all eat?"
Randolph County is a proud sponsor of this addition to the St. Louis Science Center!!
The AG Expo this year was held at Sparta Lincoln. The students visited 8 different booths that presented about agriculture. The topics were: Dairy, Livestock, Corn & Soybeans, Livestock, Pizza, Soil Conservation, Safety and Farm Service. Each booth was 10 minutes long and touched on the topic with hopes that the students will keep in mind where food and many other products they use in their daily lives begin. Thanks to the many volunteers and staff at the Randolph County Farm Bureau for bringing this event together.