Students attending Ag Adventures
will participate in hands-on exhibits highlighting two major commodities produced in our area; soybean
and sweet potato
. They will view commodities
from its inception while becoming educated on procedures that make it a viable, useable product. Two additional exhibits are designed to increase one's knowledge of animal production
; horses and the mini farm.
At the conclusion, students will have a better understanding of our food supply. The ability to view "real life
" situations of the agricultural industry will directly relate to the concepts included in LEAP
testing with special emphasis on plant science, environmental sciences and how agriculture impacts youth's everyday lives. Teachers receive a CD containing lesson plans that prepare youth for the Ag Adventures educational experience.
Ag Adventures is free of charge and is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, February 22-23, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to scheduled third and fourth grade classes only. Registration will be made through the Richland Parish office by calling 318-728-3216 or by email, Richland@agcenter.lsu.edu
. Classes will be assigned times to visit the hall to ensure a constant flow of students with minimal waiting. Teachers should allow approximately two hours for touring this "hands-on" learning Ag event.
In order for our agricultural industry to survive, we must continually educate the public on its importance. What better way than to begin with our young people!