Klamath Falls, Ore. – Students in the Klamath Basin have a better understanding of where their food comes from, thanks to an agricultural program that’s now in its 47th year.
Alyse Perez and her classmates from Pelican Elementary School learned about potatoes Wednesday.
“We learned that they start growing them in April.” Noted Perez, adding: “They originated in the Andes Mountains, I believe.”
Nearly 900 students are getting a hands-on look at local agriculture.
Emy Hernandez of the Bonanza Future Farmers of America is one of the presenters. “We let the kids learn so that they can get an idea of what’s out there in the agricultural business.”
Teacher Chris Young says this may be the only chance some kids get to learn about life on the farm. “They put this together so well every year, that the kids learn so much – and every station they have a chance to see things that normally they don’t get to see.”
The Farm Expo is being held in the main exhibit building of the Klamath County Fairgrounds.
The Expo is open to the general public through 8 Wednesday night, organizers are expecting a crowd of between 500 and 600 people.