Kids Learn How Food Goes from Farm to Table

Published: Apr. 12, 2016 at 6:42 PM CDT
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STATELINE (WIFR) – Hundreds of elementary school students in Boone County learn exactly how their food makes it from the farm to their tables.

It’s a part of Winnebago Boone Farm Bureau’s AG Days. Local farmers teach the students about wheat, beef, dairy, and vegetables making it from the farm to the store and then eventually to their plates. The Farm Bureau says the day teaches kids about the importance of farming in their daily lives.

“Kids these days are very, very far removed from the farm and from their rural roots and they really don't have any exposure to farm life on a daily basis and we think it's real important for kids to know that farmers are producing high quality, safe, great foods for them every day and a lot of kids don't have the opportunity to see that first hand so we brought it to them today,” says Agricultural Literacy Coordinator Diane Cleland.

Cleland says Boone County third graders have been taking this field trip for decades.