While it’s important for children to put their focus toward math, history, reading and science in school, there are many important lessons that can be garnered from agriculture education. Fortunately there are many outlets that students can utilize to learn these skills, like the local Chamber of Commerce Ag Days or county fairs, or 4-H and FFA organizations. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the valuable skills you might encounter, and why it’s important to keep this educational resource available in schools for years to come. For more on community outreach, visit our website.
An Appreciation for the Earth
In science, we learn about life cycles. Partnering these classes with lessons on how local food is grown and animals are raised helps develop a profound appreciation for our earth and the renewable resources we are entrusted with. Students are more likely to be good stewards if they understand our responsibility to the earth and where the food in our grocery store comes from.
A Sense of Community and Teamwork
Raising animals, working on community service projects, or taking care of a garden together all foster a sense of community with the people around you and highlight the importance of working together with others. Students can take valuable field trips to see these skills in action on a ranch, like on one of our agritours.
Professional Skills for the Future
Organizations like the FFA and 4-H help young ones develop professional skills they’ll use in the future in any career path they choose. Resume writing, interview skills, and networking are all examples of activities that are valuable for all school-aged kids to have access to.
Encourage a well-rounded education by telling your local leaders why these organizations are important and valued. We’re excited to continue supporting the youth in our community as they learn about the many facets of agriculture and how it impacts us all, whether you choose an ag career or not. For more information about us or to get in contact, visit our website.