Wake Up to Agriculture Day

Students at Wake Up to Ag DayThird grade students took a recent field trip to Wake Up to Agriculture Day, a unique experience that highlights the importance of agriculture in Union County and North Carolina.  Students connected with agriculture in many ways to learn about farming and other agricultural related topics.  They were introduced to a variety of animals as they learned about body systems.  They investigated plants and soil and learned about the interactions of living organisms in an ecosystem.  They were also introduced to agricultural machinery as they learned concepts related to force and motion.  This unique experience gave our third graders an opportunity to be immersed in aspects of agriculture they may not have seen or thought about before.