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Sunday, October 31, 2010
To increase awareness of agronomy to elementary students in Kansas, the Wheat State Agronomy Club (WSAC) had the opportunity to work in conjunction with K-State Research and Extension and assist in the 14th Annual Kid’s Field Day held at the North Agronomy Farm. The Field Day is held each fall for fourth grade students in the Manhattan area. Over three hundred students attend the hands-on experience to learn about multiple aspects of Kansas agriculture to include: agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal science, entomology, and grain science. WSAC members believe it is their responsibility to assist in the education of young minds, and they enjoyed the event. Club members presented two stations at the Field Day. One station displayed a crops garden highlighting over fifty different crops they planted and maintained throughout the growing season. The second station was a presentation displaying various products and foods that are produced from these crops. The remaining members served as guides, leading the elementary classes through the remaining stations. Wheat State Agronomy Club members have taken great interest in helping educate local youth and enjoyed their interaction with K-State Research and Extension agents and specialists.