Hands-On Interactive Agriculture Learning To Be Offered For Elementary Students

WISNER – Over a two-day period, area fifth grade students will attend an event which includes hands-on interactive learning about Nebraska’s number one industry, agriculture.

On Wednesday and Thursday, August 22-23 fifth graders from across northeast Nebraska will attend the Growing Potential Ag Festival held at the Wisner River Park in Wisner, Nebraska. The festival is offered from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. both days to accommodate the students.

Presented by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation and the Northeast Corn Growers Association, 430 students from 18 classrooms will take part in the event.

According to a release, learning stations will be set up throughout the grounds engaging students on every aspect of agriculture, including careers, livestock, planting and harvest, ethanol, land stewardship as well as and how corn is used in everyday life. There will be live animals and real machinery in the park for the kids to see up close.

Wisner River Park is located next to the Wisner Fairgrounds.

For more information about the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, visit www.nefbfoundation.org.

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