A day on the farm

AUSTIN, Minn. — Area students are trading in books and pencils for a day on the farm.

Third graders from Austin and Lyle spent part of the day seeing the sights and sounds.

It’s part of the Austin Ag Chamber day.

Darrell and Diane Ingvaldson’s farm was one of the stops.

Kids got to see chickens, ducks, goats and other farm animals.

It also addresses farm safety, which is a big issue with farmers getting into the field this fall.

“There are so many things you have to watch out for with a young family around the farm,” Austin Ag Chamber Chairman Darrell Ingvaldson said. “So, this gives the kids a little bit of an idea that these are huge machines that cannot stop real quick and just stay clear, stay way.”

He adds the day helps kids understand how important farms are and seeing where food products, such as eggs, milk and meat comes from.

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