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Students head to Ag in the City
On November 18th, hundreds of students and numerous farm animals shared the day at Ag in the City, an agricultural fair designed specifically for fourth grade students. Pigs, cows, horses, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks and even reptiles were a part of the 27 learning exhibits. Special learning activities included “Moo to Milk,” “Oinks in the City,” “Goat to Cheesy,” “Seed to Salad in 22 Days,” “Rowdy Reptiles,” “The Power of Plants,” and “Bees to Honey.”
Fourth graders engaged in highly visual hands-on learning activities, which were taught by students of Burbank’s outstanding agriculture program. Participants learned how to milk a live dairy cow and make ice cream. The agriculture fair even offered a Farmer’s Market, where students were treated to vegetables grown at the Burbank campus. High school students have grown yellow and white squash, zucchini, corn, bell peppers, jalapenos, green beans and tomatoes this school year.
Students were exposed to agriculture career and college animal science programs. The fair was held that the recently renovated facilities of the Burbank Agricultural Science area. The learning sessions are aligned with fourth grade science TEKS.