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Great post from Nebraska Farm Bureau! Thanks for sharing! Have you attended or conducted an Ag in the Classroom session? I’d love to hear about it!

// Farm Meets Fork

We had another great question come in to the blog from a reader:

Q:  Why is my child learning about agriculture in school?

A:  Agriculture is a vital part of today’s society. One in three jobs in Nebraska has something to do with agriculture. Matter of fact, most adults and children have a tie to a family farm or ranch. Although they themselves might not be in the center of agriculture, there is a very good chance that their ancestors were.  

It is important for children to learn at a young age where their food comes from. The food fairy does not magically stock the shelves at the grocery store and chocolate milk does not come from a brown cow. They need to understand that a lot of hard work goes into their food production—somebody tills the soil, plants the seeds, and then harvests the food as well as cares…

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