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National Agriculture Week County Activities

Antelope County visits Neligh-Oakdale third graders for Ag Day

Antelope County Farm Bureau celebrated National Agriculture Week with a visit to Neligh-Oakdale School on March 21. Antelope County Farm Bureau member Randy Reinke kicked off the visit by reading Farm Boots by Lisl Detlefsen to a third-grade classroom. Reinke provided bookmarks and activity sheets to the class and answered questions from the third graders. The class was very excited to learn farm facts and were full of fun agriculture questions for Reinke like: What came first the chicken or the egg? The visit was a great way to help educate students about agriculture.

Antelope County visits Neligh-Oakdale third graders for Ag Day

Antelope County Farm Bureau celebrated National Agriculture Week with a visit to Neligh-Oakdale School on March 21. Antelope County Farm Bureau member Randy Reinke kicked off the visit by reading Farm Boots by Lisl Detlefsen to a third-grade classroom. Reinke provided bookmarks and activity sheets to the class and answered questions from the third graders. The class was very excited to learn farm facts and were full of fun agriculture questions for Reinke like: What came first the chicken or the egg? The visit was a great way to help educate students about agriculture.

Dixon County celebrates Ag Day with first graders

Dixon County Farm Bureau celebrated Ag Day with a visit to Cathy Hoffart’s first-grade classroom at Wakefield Public School. Hannah Borg, Dixon County Farm Bureau board member and former student of Hoffart, read Farm Boots to the first-grade class in honor of Agriculture Day. In addition, Borg shared photographs that she had taken on the farm, coloring and activity pages, and a copy of the book for the classroom and school library. The classroom had a great Ag Day and first day of spring learning about agriculture, how cattle and chickens are raised, and the process of how they end up in the stores to feed the community and ultimately the world.

Johnson County Farm Bureau integrates agriculture into the classroom

Johnson County Farm Bureau celebrated National Agriculture Week by integrating agriculture into the classrooms of Johnson County Central Public Schools. Board member Shelley Keebler read the book Farm Boots to kindergartners and did a hands-on lesson about things that come from the farm with first graders. Third graders were excited to make corn necklaces during Keebler’s visit to their classroom. Students also participated in a coloring contest and nearly 100 coloring pages were returned to Johnson County Farm Bureau Financial Services office to be displayed. It was a fun week of learning about agriculture for classrooms across Johnson County.

Clay County celebrates Ag Week with Sutton second graders

Clay County Farm Bureau member Jeanette Althouse delivered a special Ag in the Classroom Teacher Suprise Box in celebration of Ag Week. Vincent Friesen’s second grade class at Sutton Public Schools participated in ag lessons that were provided in the Teacher Box. Students were encouraged to participate in hands-on learning with the resources and supplies provided.

Douglas County awards three scholarships

Douglas County Farm Bureau is excited to have awarded three Douglas County students with scholarships. Lucia Marvin-DeBuse, a Burke High School student, received a $4,000 scholarship. Marvin-DeBuse will attend the University of Rhode Island and plans to study marine science/marine affairs. She is the daughter of Julie Marvin.

Adriana Hernandez, a student at Fort Calhoun High School, received a $4,000 scholarship. Hernandez will attend Buena Vista University and plans to study biology and later pursue a doctorate in evolutionary developmental genetics. She is the daughter of Micki and Tony Hernandez. Carter Behnken, a student at Bennington High School, received a $2,000 scholarship. Behnken will attend South Dakota State University and plans to study agriculture science. He is the son of Criag and Tracy Behnken.

Lucia Marvin-DeBuse

Adrianna Hernandez

Carter Behnken

Dawson County celebrates annual ‘Beef in Schools Day’

Representatives from Dawson County Farm Bureau and Dawson County Cattlemen delivered beef donated by Tyson Foods to Sumner-Eddyville-Miller School on April 8. Dawson County Farm Bureau and Dawson County Cattlemen coordinate the efforts annually to supply local schools with beef, benefitting their communities and connecting students to agriculture. The two groups have been celebrating “Beef in Schools Day” for the last eight years.

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