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Students Learn Where Food Comes From At Ag Day

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The first Morton County Ag Day was held forty-years-ago. And since then it's grown into a large event that lets many children learn about the different aspects of agriculture.

Thousands of kids were in and out of the Morton County Ag day event, and for some of them it was the first time they have been able to learn about where their food comes from.

"We have a disconnect with the urban dwelling people now that we didn't have even 10-years ago. They don't have an uncle where they go out in the summer time, and say we were out on the farm and we saw a baby calf today. We don't have that anymore," says Nathan Boehm of the Morton County Farm Bureau.

Which is why he says it's important to start introducing the young ones to different animals and grains at an early age.

"Because these kids are going to grow up and pass our laws someday and if they don't understand agriculture that really hurts us in the long run. It helps people regulate what we do and how we handle our food production," says Boehm.

But of course a favorite for many of the kids are the little furry animals.

"But when you go into that big room with the fully grown ones that stinks," says student Jayden Anderson.

Some of the animals were brought to the expo from a local farmer who has been attending the event for about five-years.

"To see the kids faces and their enjoyment and seeing the different animals. A lot of kids don't have the farm life experience so this is a chance for them to see the ducks and whatever we try and bring, is available at the time," says farmer Ben Gerving.  

But Boehm says year after year a favorite for the youngsters is the baby chicks.

Other exhibitors at the event included the Morton County Extension agency and members of the FFA and USDA.


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