Sunday, June 7, 2009

June 5 Farm Fest

June 5 Farm Fest, originally uploaded by ElementaryTechTeacher.

Today almost 1000 3rd-5th graders visited this farm for Farm Fest. Farmers gathered here at the largest family owned dairy farm in the county to teach the children about farm life and where their food comes from. I did not attend but after school I took my daughter, seen walking here, and we headed up to check out the events for the general public. We sampled some good food and recieved a great education from the tractor driver that drove us around the "block". One of my student's families owns the farm and as a 5th grader she is hoping the farm will still be there when she graduates from college so she can help run it. But she knows economically it's hard to keep the farm going and it's possible that won't happen. Farm kids have some of the best work habits and it's because of what they're expected to do to help out at home. I hope things improve soon for the family run farms and that it's still there for her. She will make a great farmer.

1 comment:

  1. So do I. I grew up in a very rural area and lovede the sense of community. Lovely photo.