Farm girl teaches urban students about ‘Life on the Farm’

By Ann Oswald, 2011 Pork Mentor

The students were filing in with their teachers and looking for a place to sit. The building was humming with noise. There were voices of many excited students, the mooing of a cow and baaing from a sheep. We as exhibitors were visiting and getting ready for our presentations. Life on the Farm, a day of exploration.

Presenting about the swine industry to hundreds of elementary students with my mom made for an enjoyable day. We were able to share a great deal of information with the students which included the life cycle of a hog, where they live, what they eat, how they are used for meat and other products, as well as some interesting facts.

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