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Ag in the Classroom visits Tahoe

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For the first time in years, members of the Douglas County Farm Bureau brought their animals and their story about where food and fiber comes from to Zephyr Cove Elementary.

Ag in the Classroom featured an opportunity for students pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade to interact with llamas, goats, a sheep, a horse, and a dairy cow, in addition to telling students about other uses of agricultural products, organic farming and noxious weed control.

Tonja Dressler coordinated the Sept. 23 event for Douglas County Farm Bureau. There were a total of 11 presenters.

“Ag in the Classroom is so important for these kids, they get to learn so much about where their food and fiber come from,” Dressler said. “It is a fun learning environment for the students and our presenters.”

The topics and presenters included: Noxious Weeds, presented by Jaime Greer, Nevada Department of Agriculture; Nutrition, presented by Libby Lovig, Utah/Nevada Dairy Council; Beef Education, Annie Kniefel, Nevada Beef Council; Spinning & Weaving, Marilyn Elliot; Goats, Barbara Gibbons and Lorraine Vogel; Llama, Ellen Goldsmith; Horse and Cowboy, Waco McGill, Zephyr Cove Stables; Mosquito Abatement, Krista Jenkins; Sheep, Leah McKinney; Mark O’Farrell of Hungry Mother Organics; and Dairy Education with Dairy Cow, Marena Works.

Dressler thanked Zephyr Cove Elementary School for allowing the presenters and agricultural producers to share some Nevada agricultural products.