Bringing the farm to the classroom

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OLATHE, Colo. (KJCT) -- Looking for a farmhand? Well, Olathe middle schoolers may be able to help you out. It’s all part of the Fall Harvest Festival which took place Thursday.

Leaders in agriculture came to the school to show and teach students about all things agriculture.

From farming to herding cattle, even how canning certain foods make them last longer. It was a chance to give students a look at just how cool their community can be.

“Since we are an agriculture area, and most of our students' livelihood and their families come from agriculture, we wanted to showcase their heritage,” Said Stacy Goza, one of the organizers of the event and faculty member at Olathe Middle School.

The school also wanted to show students that what they learn in the classroom can be used in the real world.

“Our kids don't necessarily see how it transfers out to a graphic arts class, or a computer class, but everything that was done today involved the science, tech, engineering, and math," said Beth Meek, one of the organizers of the event and faculty member at Olathe Middle School.

The festival went on all day and even invited student’s families to come check it out in the evening.



 
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