Hunter Kvistad's farm in Yellow Medicine County is the site of a virtual tour on Nov. 22, 2022 –- two days before Thanksgiving -– as part of Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom. Keri Sidle of Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom said the organization has been visiting a turkey farm just before Thanksgiving every year since 2016. Minnesota is the nation's leading turkey producer and the turkey farm is the most popular of the virtual tours. Sidle expects more than 100 elementary classrooms from 12 to 15 states will participate.
Sue McPherson's middle school Farm to Fork studio is showing Northern Cass learners careers and opportunities in agriculture, as well as all the ways agriculture touches their lives. The studio is part of Northern Cass's approach to personalized learning and a way to prepare them for their lives after school.
Multiple colleges in North Dakota and Minnesota are starting up meat cutting programs to try to help meet a demand for workers. Some of the first North Dakota State College of Science students are interning with a small-town meat locker as part of that program.
Marit Ellingson. Andrew Myrdal and Amilia Lillehaugen will be attending National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 24-29, 2022, and Hannah Myrdal is a delegate to National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C., April 14-19, 2023.
The FFA chapter at Richland 44 High School in the southeast North Dakota town of Colfax is one of three finalists for their project on promoting agriculture. They will be competing in Indianapolis at the FFA national convention that starts Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022.