Fourth graders learn basics of livestock farming - KOTA Territory News

Fourth graders learn basics of livestock farming


Each farmer in South Dakota feeds up to 156 people across the country, and for the last two years, hundreds of fourth graders across the state have gotten an inside look into South Dakota's biggest industry.

Through monthly videos, livestock farmer Jim Petrik, in partnership with Ag United for South Dakota, teaches students about the day to day operations of running a farm.

From calving to harvest season, Petrik says it's important for kids to know where their resources come from.
"Everything that these kids eat on a given day, and a lot of things they wear, and products that they use even here in the school, they all started on a farm. I mean, it may have been a cocoa plantation, a cotton farm or a livestock farm like we have, but it all goes to a farm eventually," said Petrik.

 Petrik hopes his videos will inspire more children to pursue a career in agriculture.

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