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Online agriculture school students get hands on experience

Students from the Indiana Agriculture and Technology School visited the Purdue University Student Farm.

Posted: Sep 11, 2018 5:49 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Online students in Indiana were given a special chance to get their hands dirty today. Students from the Indiana Agriculture and Technology School visited the Purdue University Student Farm.

The school pairs online learning with in the field projects on farms. Students received a tour of the student farm. After, they were able to partake in various tasks.

Since the school is K-12, it provides several age groups a real look into agriculture. Farm manager Chris Adair assisted the visiting students.

He thinks getting out of the classroom provides a creative way to learn. "Getting more information to people is big. They can learn that you don't have to grow the same thing your dad grew or your grandparents grew,” said Adair.

He hoped to teach the children about crop diversification.
"You don't have to grow a handful of crops. You can grow numerous different crops and you can nibble around the edges of what you have land wise,” said Adair.
The school hopes trips like these encourage the next generation of Hoosier farmers.

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