Living Ag Classroom at the 2020 KMOT Ag Expo

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MINOT, N.D. - The Living Ag Classroom returned to the KMOT Ag Expo today, and we got a look at what the kids were learning about at this year's expo.

The Velva FFA is teaching children about flowers and their seeds. Fourth-graders from across the region got a hands-on lesson about some of North Dakota's oil seeds. The students learned about sunflower, canola, and flax.

Grace Mogen is the treasurer for Velva Future Farmers of America and has been volunteering at the Living Ag Classroom for the past three years. She said it is crucial for kids to know all the different uses of North Dakota's crops.

"The crops of North Dakota are very important to everybody in the United States as well as other countries. It's important that they know what we are producing and how they are being used," said Mogen.

More than 500 kids attend Wednesday's lessons. The Living Ag Classroom will be teaching fourth-graders at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m., Thursday.