5th grade Ag Day is set for May 9th, 2012 at Gilfillan Estate
The purpose of the day is to expose 5th graders to a hands on experience of the diversity of agriculture and farming in today’s economy. Even in our rural communities the majority of these students do not have access to farms and no longer have the opportunity to learn how Food, Fiber, Feed and Fuel are grown, cared for and delivered to our retail stores.
Students from area school districts are invited to attend. This year we are happy to provide this opportunity to Redwood Valley, Cedar Mountain, Wabasso, BOLD school districts as well as an adopted 5th grade class room in the Twin Cities. All five of these schools will experience and tour a poultry farm, dairy parlor, cattle feed lot, corn/soybean field as well as presentations from a sheep, alpaca, and pig farmers. And as they learn about the history of Agriculture at the Gilfillan Estate.
The Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism Ag Committee has been offering this program to Redwood Area Schools for 20+ years. Last year we were able to reach out to 224 students in the local districts.
Corn Capital Innovations believes in the continuation of education and exposing our community to agriculture. This event is a great step in promotion of production agriculture, and we are happy to support the Ag Committee to continue to offer such programs.
Ag Committee Members include: Joel Mathiowetz, Scott Kodet (HomeTown Bank), Kirby Josephson (Minnwest Bank), Jim Dumdei (Corn Capital Innovations), Pat Hansen (Thrivent Financial), Matt Johnson (Bremer Bank), Caleb Hinkkanen (Titan Machinery), Andy Simon (Titan Machinery), Mike Roach (Pioneer), Kevin Kvistero (USDA), Thor Kaardal (Kaardal Insurance), David Krenz (United FCS), Cori Lecy (United FCS), Jeremy Daberkow (FFA Advisor), Paul Brezina (Monsanto Pre-Foundation), Matt Samyn (Monsanto), Mike Uhlenkamp (Uhlenkamp & Associates).