First steps toward agriculture

MASON CITY, Iowa – For some students today, this is their first experience with life on the farm.

The Cerro Gordo County Farm Bureau is sponsoring their Farm Fair for young students who have yet to experience the sights, sounds and even smells of agriculture.

Elementary students from Mason City, Clear Lake, Rockwell, Ventura and North Iowa Christian Schools were on hand to learn about conservation efforts as well as food and nutrition.

Some say the sooner they learn, the sooner kids can gain an appreciation for our agricultural economy and how much it plays a role in our daily lives.

“It’s fun to see their faces because they are so excited and you feel it’s very important because they know nothing about agriculture,” said Linda Anderegg, Secretary with the Iowa Farm Bureau.

A total of more than 485 students attended the event this year all part of National Ag Awareness Week.

“Having an event like this just helps bring that home to the kids. I mean we talk about sheep, we talk about pigs, we talk about dairy cows, here they get to see it,” said Anderegg.

If you would like more information on National Ag Awareness Week, visit the link below:

http://www.agday.org

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