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Kids get Ag Days adventure

Ag in the Classroom brings students to the event annually

Middle school students will once again benefit from an opportunity to learn about farming at  Ag Days 2018.

Once again you’ll be seeing students from far and wide milling through exhibits, presentations and displays searching for clues at Ag Days.

They’ll be searching for clues and answers that fit that day’s fun assignment — while simultaneously learning a bit more about agriculture.

It’s the annual Ag Days Adventure, a joint venture of Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) and Ag Days itself, according to Kristen Phillips, Ag Days general manager. Ag Days awards the group an education grant through its Ag Days Gives Back charitable drive, which covers the cost of bringing the students in for the event.

“The Manitoba Ag Days Adventure is a fantastic learning opportunity for Grade 7 and 8 students,” Phillips said. “Several of the exhibitors gladly participate in the event and help educate the students on agriculture in Manitoba and the world.”

The 2018 Manitoba Ag Days Adventure will focus on the theme “think global, act local.”

First students will be given a perspective on global issues through their participation in World Game, where they model the world’s population and experience the idea of ratio and proportion. They also examine global land population, distribution and density, as well as the similarities and differences in agriculture production and agriculture imports and exports.

After World Game, students are then put into teams to cover the most ground and discover the importance of our local agriculture industry by going on an ag hunt to learn more about agriculture and agriculture careers from participating booths at the show.

“Youth education is very important to the board of Manitoba Ag Days and we think the Manitoba Ag Days Adventure is the perfect opportunity to inspire children to talk about agriculture, talk about where their food comes from and hopefully inspire some of them to consider a career in agriculture,” Phillips said.

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