"Ag in the Bag" Event Educates Area 4th Graders About Agriculture

Published 10/15 2013 03:00PM

Updated 11/13 2013 10:48AM

Some area fourth graders learned a thing or two about agriculture Tuesday at the Texas Tech Livestock Arena.
Fourth-grade students from LISD, Lubbock Cooper, Sands, New Home, Lorenzo, Abernathy, Shallowater, Christ The King, New Deal visited the livestock arena to learn how agriculture plays a role in their lives.
The event "Ag in the Bag" is aptly named because the students are provided with lunch and are taught how each component of that lunch relates back to agriculture.
Throughout the day, the kids visited several stations which included cotton, corn, peanuts, wheat, sorghum, food science, beef, water, and the Mobile Dairy Classroom.
The "Ag in the Bag" program began 12 years ago when a need was expressed for agricultural education programs for elementary school-age students.

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