To the editor:
I am writing this letter to thank the many businesses and individuals who gave their time and money to enlighten the fourth-grade students of Barton County at Kids Ag Day. This is my second year teaching fourth grade, but my first being able to enjoy all they had to offer.
Students were able to learn all about the farm and the work farmers do to provide food for tables. They learned about everything from shoeing horses, to calling cattle in to eat, veterinarian needs, the cost of machinery, land erosion, bees and honey, to nutrition and how much of each food group they need.
We were even given a grilled hamburger meal, which was delicious! I do not know how many hamburgers were made for all the fourth graders in Great Bend, Hoisington, Ellinwood, and other communities, but it had to be a lot!
If you are reading this and had any part in helping educate our children about the farm, thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking time for our kids!
Ms. Barb Thoren
Eisenhower Elementary, 4th grade