Elementary Students Win Nebraska Farm Bureau Contest

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It was a first-time trip to the farm for many of the kindergarten students at Southern Elementary. Getting a chance to see farm animals like pigs and cows up close.

"A lot of them have never been out on a farm and wanted the experience to hear and taste and touch what agriculture looks like," said Deanna Karmazin of the Nebraska Farm Bureau.

The class was given this field trip free of cost after winning a farm video contest held by the Nebraska Farm Bureau. They made a video which took a fun look at the importance of agriculture within Nebraska.

"We created a video to the tune of boys round here by Blake Shelton, I made the words to it talking about how agriculture helps our daily lives," said Kindergarten Teacher Jessica Tjaden.

Seeing how this hog farm outside of Beatrice operates was a part of the day in which farmers could teach the kids how farms like this put food on the table at homes across the world.

"Connecting students to where their food and fiber come from and understanding the importance of agriculture, not only to their daily lives but Nebraska," said Karmazin.

Today was also a teaching point for educators, giving students a hands on lesson of agriculture education right here at home.