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Farmers Galore

By
Morgan Pardy,   Mesquite Elementary School
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Farmers Galore

We are fortunate to live in an area where farming was huge and still is today. We invited one of our legendary Gilbert farmers in to talk about crop farming. He and his wife brought in lots of props and did a wonderful job explaining crop farming, how much it costs, farming equipment, how farming has changed over the years, ect. We also took a field trip to a local dairy farm. We learned all about dairy cows, how they are fed, how they know they are pregnant, and we saw a baby that was just born :). We also learned how they milk the cows and where all the milk goes. Both of these experiences were free, minus the bus, which our student council paid for. The students and adults learned a lot from both farmers.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

Now that we have seen different kinds of farming, we are going to work on growing our own garden and having students do taste tests with our food versus store-bought to see what they like better. We are also going to have a cookoff with healthy recipes.