Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Benton County Farm Bureau Women's Committee brought Farm Expo to Russell Jones Elementary in Rogers on Monday.  Students rotated through stations to learn about Arkansas agriculture  from  farmers, University of Arkansas  extension agents, Arkansas Farm Bureau and Arkansas Beef Council staff.
I'm thankful for the students and teachers who allowed us to share about...
how seeds germinate and farmers raise crops,
the life cycle of a water drop and the importance to agriculture,
how farmers raise healthy chickens that included
 poultry terminology bingo,
how dairy farmers work to provide high-quality milk,

the benefits of beef and beef by-products we use every day,

safe food handling,

cotton farming and ginning,
rice production,
including milling the rice.
It was a win-win day for students and volunteers---
the students had a fun learning experience and the volunteers passionately  shared how agriculture  impacts our everyday lives!

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