Douglas/ Carson City Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom

Moolisa- The Nevada Department of Agriculture Dairy Cow

Ag in the Classroom is an opportunity for students to interact with livestock and other agriculture aspects they might not get to experience if it wasn’t for this event. The Douglas/ Carson City Farm Bureau held two Ag in the Classroom events.

The first event took place at Scarselli Elementary School in Gardnerville on May 18th. 430 students rotated through 12 stations. Stations included: beef by-product, goats, worms, Eagles and Ag, Moolisa the Nevada Department of Agriculture dairy cow, horses, Les Schwab popcorn, NRCS and Douglas High School Ag students to name a few.

“A big shout out to the Western Nevada Cattlewomen’s for their continued support,” said Woody Worthington. “They generously continue to provide lunch for the volunteers at our Ag in the Classroom events, while also helping educate the youth on important agriculture issues.”

The second event took place at Carson Montessori School in Carson City on June 1st. For this event 335 students rotated through nine stations. Stations included: popcorn, Moolisa the Nevada Department of Agriculture dairy cow, nutrition, fish, rabbits/poultry, goats, beef by-products, bees, River Wranglers and a tractor station.

“We really stress the need to get the community involved in Ag in the Class room, after all this wouldn’t be possible without the wonderful help of the volunteers who come out and help spread the importance of agriculture in our area,” said Worthington.

The Douglas/Carson City Farm Bureau has two more Ag in the classroom events planned for later this fall.

Seeing the students faces and knowing the students are learning something about agriculture they might not have learned if it wasn’t for Ag in the Classroom is what drives the Douglas/ Carson City Farm Bureau to continue these events.

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