Second-graders enjoy a day of 'Ag Venture'

A group of approximately 1,000 Marion County students got a better understanding of where the food on their plates comes from during a trip to Ocala’s Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, the Florida Farm Bureau reported recently.
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The second-graders got to take a look at a dozen exhibits during the event, with members of the Future Farmers of America and other volunteers operating the educational displays on commodities like citrus, poultry and beef.

“This event is a tremendous opportunity to expose students to agriculture in their home county," Sara LeFils, chair of the Marion County Women’s Committee and a representative of Marion County schools, said. "They might not know it exists, otherwise. Hopefully, the kids can say, ‘I want to do that when I get older.’ ”

LeFils said 80 FFA students helped, handing out foods sample or showing how to care for farm animals.

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