AG LITERACY GRANT
“It’s really fun and it’s a really cool activity. It’s basically all about farming stuff,” said 8-year-old 2nd grader Adamari Lozada.
At Project Impact STEM Academy in Kuna these second graders are getting a little hands-on learning about agriculture.
“There’s even medical stuff too and it was all so much fun, especially the part that you got to take care of the animals like a real vet,” said Lozada.
“Cause maybe if you grow up to be a farmer and you do something like that you might need to learn about the animals and that before you actually can be able to be a farmer,” said 7-and-a-half-year-old Elias Wortman.
“Are there thing you learned about where your food comes from that you didn’t know before?”
“Yeah, like I didn’t know that sour cream comes from milk,” said 8-year-old 2nd grader Roslyn Roberts
Through the Ada County Farm Bureau, the school received a $1,000 grant for ag literacy projects from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.
“In Kuna it’s nice because they have a lot of agriculture land around them so they kind of see it without really knowing they see it, but as those lands get smaller and smaller, they’re seeing them as often,” said Amanda Harris Agricultural Sciences and Technology Teacher.
“So, it’s important for them to be able to understand how much work goes into it to appreciate the work that is happening, and also just so they know where their food comes from. They know how it’s processed and harvested and what it takes,” said Harris.
The grant money allows them to buy educational materials specific to ag literacy.