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4th graders experience 'a day on the farm' via area experts

Century, Nevis and Laporte fourth graders experienced "Ag in the Classroom" Friday with a host of local "resources" arriving to share their knowledge on how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced. The kids were reminded of the role agriculture plays in a strong economy and gained an appreciation of the products. Tyler White of Prairie Lakes Co-op, above, wowed classes with some equipment used to distribute fertilizer in fields. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)1 / 3
Jordan Eischens met a 2-day-old piglet and learned the basics of hog farming from Tod Becker and Tony Hilsaabeck of Becker Farms, who shared the production process from birth to market. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)2 / 3
Shaila Gorder, left, and Shay Clinton met Hoover, a Lamancha, with Jill Arvik explaining career opportunities in agriculture. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)3 / 3