Fifth Graders Learn About Agriculture at 21st Farm Fair in Kennewick
Close to 1,000 fifth graders, from around the region, are getting hands-on experience on what it's like to work in the agricultural business.
KENNEWICK, WA - Close to 1,000 fifth graders, from around the region, are getting hands-on experience on what it's like to work in the agricultural business.
The annual Farm Fair kicked off Tuesday morning at the Benton County Fairgrounds. The two-day event teaches students the diversity of local agriculture as well as how exactly our food is made.
Students say they found the interactive sessions more beneficial than learning in a traditional classroom.
"When you're in a classroom, your teacher just tells you stuff and you look at pictures," said Kyle Kankelberg, a fifth grader who attended the fair. "Here, you get to learn about the stuff that you're doing and it helps a lot more than just listening to your teacher talk."
Organizers started Farm Fair 21-years ago to raise awareness about farming and educate young people who they say are the future of the business.