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Streator 4th-graders learn role agriculture plays in society

Students in Christine Olson’s fourth-grade class participate in a session of "Ag in the Classroom" at Centennial Elementary School in Streator.
Students in Christine Olson’s fourth-grade class participate in a session of "Ag in the Classroom" at Centennial Elementary School in Streator.

Fourth-grade students at Centennial Elementary School in Streator recently participated in an agricultural program called “Ag in the Classroom.” This is a state-funded program that helps bring agricultural literacy to elementary classrooms.

Oftentimes, students lack the knowledge of what agriculture does for the world and environment. This program helps to bridge that gap, such as teaching how a seed grows or how we get certain ingredients for our favorite foods. Students at Centennial learned about how long it takes to make a pizza. This allows students to see that it isn’t as simple as a quick trip to Kroger to obtain their ingredients and that the world around us plays a role in all the things that we love.

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