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Red River Valley Fairgrounds host 'Living Ag' classroom

Fourth graders got to see first hand what agriculture happens in North Dakota.

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A presenter shows a corn model to fourth graders at the 'Living Ag' classroom.
Ben Morris / WDAY
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WEST FARGO — There's nothing like seeing the crops and animals of North Dakota in person.

On Wednesday, March 2, the Red River Valley Fairgrounds helped regional fourth graders do just that as they held a 'Living Ag' classroom.

Booths displayed corn, potatoes and other crops, as well as honey and different types of livestock.

Fourth graders made the rounds to learn what each of them are used for.

The coordinator for the event said the experience takes learning to a whole new level.

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"I've heard teachers say, 'This brings it to life. We've studied it in class, we look at it in a book, and then we come here and we get to feel of the wheat, we get to see the wheat and what it looks like in a shock. We get to see the cow. We get to see the babies,'" said event coordinator Gail Wilson.

Wilson added that it's great to let the kids see everything their state's farmers do for them.

Related Topics: NORTH DAKOTAAGRICULTURE EDUCATIONRED RIVER VALLEYWEST FARGO
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