Randolph County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom participated in the Fall Farm Festival at the Magic House on Saturday, Sept 14. This fun and educational event allows kids and their families to meet with local farmers and learn more about where their food comes from. There were agriculture activities, a tractor, farm animals and the St. Louis Dairy Council. This is made possible by the Missouri and Illinois Farm Bureaus and is free with Museum admission.
Look at those kernels pop!!
Ag Expo at Chester Public
This year the Ag Expo traveled to Chester Public. Our 20+ volunteers come together every year to present this expo at a different school. Eight booths are set up and the students have the opportunity to visit each one for about 10 minutes. Basics about Soybeans, Planting & Harvesting, Pizza, Safety, FS-drone use, Dairy, Soil Conservation & Livestock are the topics. Our hopes are that this opportunity will plant some basic information on where our food and fiber begin.
Be sure to visit the St. Louis Science Center and check out the "GROW" interactive exhibit and activities. This exhibit covers 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!!
For great resources check out agintheclassroom.org.
You will find lots of agriculture information and lesson ideas.