Down on the farm

St. John Community School Grade 4 student Serron Toutsaint holds a chick during the 2017 Agriculture Education Showcase. -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald

Not every Prince Albert child has the chance to get out to a farm, so this week the Prince Albert Exhibition Association (PAEX) helped bring the farm to them.

Students from more than 20 schools were on hand to learn about everything from growing crops to milking cows to farm safety, as the 2017 Agriculture Education Showcase wrapped up on Thursday.

Nearly 700 local students from Grades 3, 4 and 5 took part in the two-day event, which is designed to help them learn a little bit more about where they get their food.

“So many of them have never been to a farm, have no exposure to any kind of farm,” PAEX Director Tara Kennedy explained. “We want to show them where their food comes from. It’s doesn’t come from a super market, it’s farmers out there working every day to provide them with meals to put on their table.”

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