LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - More than 1,300 fourth graders in Tippecanoe County were taught about agriculture at the annual Ag Days event that took place at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds.
Students were introduced to Indiana farm life by learning about livestock, equipment and different ingredients that farmers need.
Tippecanoe County Extension Director Roberta Crabtree said it was important for kids who have no connection to the farm learn about agriculture at a young age.
"It also gives them an idea that milk still comes from cows and not from cartons. Also a little bit about the safety of our water," said Crabtree.
"I think it's just important to learn, 'cause you need to know about what the food is you are eating, about the animals and the things that surround you," said fourth grader Lucas McCleary.
Ag Days are also continued on Wednesday.
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