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AG LITERACY GRANT

$1,000 AG LITERACY GRANT

“It’s really fun and it’s a really cool activity. It’s basically agricultural stuff,” said 8-year-old Adamari Lozada, a 2nd grade student.

At the Project Impact STEM Academy in Kuna, these second-graders learn a bit about agriculture.

“There’s even medical stuff too and it was so much fun, especially the part where you have to take care of the animals like a real vet,” Lozada said.

“Because maybe if you become a farmer and you do something like that, you might have to learn more about animals and that before you can be a farmer,” the 7-and-a-half-year-old said. old Elias Wortman.

“Is there anything you learned about where your food comes from that you didn’t know before?”

“Yeah, like I didn’t know sour cream comes from milk,” said 8-year-old Grade 2 student Roslyn Roberts.

Through the Ada County Farm Bureau, the school received a $1,000 grant for agricultural literacy projects from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.

“In Kuna, it’s good because they have a lot of farmland around them, so they see it without really knowing they’re seeing it, but as that land gets smaller and smaller, they see it. see as often,” said Amanda Harris Agricultural Science and Technology Professor.

“So it’s important for them to understand the amount of work it takes to appreciate the work that’s being done, and also just so they know where their food is coming from.” They know how it’s processed and harvested and what it takes,” Harris said.

The grant money enables them to purchase specific agricultural literacy teaching materials.

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