Promoting Ag Literacy & Celebrating a Homeschooling Victory
Today was one of those days where we got to perfectly mesh homeschool life and my agricultural advocacy work.
Buddy, the bottle calf, and our two big kids headed to town for the Mitchell Chamber's Ag In The Classroom Day!
Presenting to 250 area fourth graders, the kids helped me share our story of ranch life, calving, and how we care for our land and our animals.
By the end of the day, Scarlett and Thorne took charge of the presentation, and I got to sit back and watch them do their thing! The kids walked them through the essentials cattle need to thrive (food, water, shelter, bedding), how we weigh and tag each calf at birth, and what it takes to prepare them for the state fair.
Scarlett also came up with a game called, "Stump the Cowgirl," where she challenged the kids to ask her tough questions about beef cattle, and Thorne even busted out a few jokes. "What do you call a sleeping bull? A bull dozer."
All in all, it was a good day where the kids practiced their agricultural knowledge and public speaking skills while also introducing other students to the facts of farm life. As a homeschool mom of four, this was definitely a mom win in my book!
Thanks to everyone who helped make this day a huge success! What a cool opportunity to teach elementary kids more about agriculture and where their food, fiber, and energy comes from!
For additional agricultural resources for kids, check out my children's books!