• Deyton fifth-graders learn about beekeeping at one of the stations during Ag in the Classroom sponsored by the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. (Brandon Roberts/News-Journal)
    Deyton fifth-graders learn about beekeeping at one of the stations during Ag in the Classroom sponsored by the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. (Brandon Roberts/News-Journal)

'Ag in the Classroom' comes to Deyton

SPRUCE PINE – About 50 fifth-graders from Deyton Elementary School improved their agricultural literacy Thursday, Aug. 29, during an Agriculture in the Classroom program.

Agriculture in the Classroom is implemented in Mitchell County by the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee and aims to increase awareness, knowledge and appreciation for agriculture among teachers and students.

Representatives from Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom trained Deyton teachers about agriculture-related curriculum resources, and the students rotated through five stations to learn about plant science, dairy science, the water cycle, beekeeping and composting. The students received an Ag Resource Bag filled with healthy snacks and information.

Student-teachers from Lees-McRae for the fourth year ran most of the stations. 

“This group of student-teachers has been so enthusiastic and have looked forward to this since school started back this semester,” said Pam Vesely, dean of the college of arts, humanities and education at Lees-McRae. “Farm Bureau gives the student-teachers the topics, and they design the activities themselves. It’s a great tool to teach them how to engage in active learning and make it fun.”

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