2013 AG IN THE CLASSROOM SCHEDULE
MONDAY MARCH 18
MADELIA ELEM. 642-3234 ext.3221 ROOM 216 Dennis Swenson Farmers State Bank 507-642-3251
MRS. FENSKE & MS. GRABIANOWSKI Tyler Gustafson 507-381-0237
TIME 1:00 TO 2:00
ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL-MADELIA Dale Busch 621-1407
LUNCH ROOM AREA Steve Kelsey 507-327-6969
DEB TATRO OR MRS KLINKNER 642-3324 Mitch Rettke 507-830-0420
TIME: 8:30 to 9:30
35 STUDENTS K-6
ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN-ST JAMES 375-3809 Amy Gieseke 507-317-7356
MRS. KATHY HOFFMAN Katie Kluver 507-327-0613
TIME: 9:00-10:00 Collin Hoppe 507-621-1809
11 STUDENTS 2ND THRU 4TH GRADES
THURSDAY MARCH 21
BUTTERFIELD-ODIN 956-2771 Kurt Blomgren 507-621-0191
MRS. LUCILLE AMMANN- ROOM 5 Ross Blomgren
TIME: 12:30 TO 1:30 Lukas Pierson 507-956-2039 5 S
FRIDAY MARCH 22
NORTHSIDE -375-3321 ROOM 3D Scott Runge 507-327-9115
MRS. CARLSON AND MRS. MEYER Samantha Runge 507-327-3660
TIME: 2:15 TO 3:00 Dustin Anderson 375-4879
50 STUDENTS Kinzee Meist 507-621-1504
WED. MARCH 13
NORTHSIDE 375-3321 BEHIND LIBRARY Matt Wolle 651-245-3430
MRS. CHRISTIANSEN Macy Elness 507-317-1943
TIME 2:00 to 3:00 Allison Durheim 507-327-1204
Area farmers and agri-business personnel are headed back into eight area classrooms to share their knowledge and expertise with 175 students. This is the fourteenth year that Watonwan County Farm
Bureau has coordinated this effort.
Each student will receive several keepsakes from a variety of the area commodity organizations including the Pork Producers, Corn and Soybean Growers, Dairy Association and Watonwan County Farm Bureau.
“Teachers provide a vital link to their students and our future consumers,” Gieseke said. She farms with her husband Peter just south of St. James on a third generation dairy farm. “As students and families move further away from the farm, some of the basics of food and fiber production are taken for granted.
Changing technology and the availability of processed and prepared foods is accepted in America where in other countries they worry about where the next meal might come from.”
Minnesota is the 5th largest agricultural producer in the United States. Employment in Agriculture and food industry accounts for 15 percent of total jobs in Minnesota. Two thirds of those jobs are off the farms in processing, distribution, supply and service sectors.
Agriculture is providing the world’s growing population with safer and healthier food and at the same time doing more than ever to protect
our natural resources.
Farm Bureau is an organization steeped in tradition and formed to help represent farmers and rural interests. We have also expanded our educational outreach by assisting a growing general public in their understanding of food production, economics and product development. Our members are very interested in providing avenues and resources to assist in the integration of agriculture into the classroom and allowing students the time to interact with area farmers or agribusiness specialists as they share their story on food production.
For more information call Amy Gieseke at (507) 375-5993.