Earlier this week, my sister, Kaley, and I participated in Ag in the Classroom, an annual event held at the 4-H grounds in Mitchell, SD. Educational stations were set up to teach students about beef, dairy, pigs, sheep, horses, soil and farm safety. Kaley and I hosted the beef booth, complete with a baby calf, arial photograph of our farm and a table displaying beef by-products.
Nearly 300 students attended this event, and it’s truly an honor to be able to work with area fourth graders and teach them about agriculture, food products and the hard work farmers do each and every day. They ask so many questions, and they get incredibly excited to pet a baby calf. This event only reaffirms my belief that educating our consumers should be our number one priority. Have you shared the agriculture story today?