Students get a look at life on the farm
About 125 eighth-grade students from Sycamore Middle School got a chance to visit area farms on Friday, Oct. 18.
Rhodora Collins, ag literacy coordinator for the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, said this is the 13th year SMS students have taken this field trip, thanks to some financial assistance from the Farm Bureau for transportation.
Buses took the students in small groups to the Esmond dairy farm of Otto Heisner, the Kirkland beef feedlot of Tracy Jones and the Sycamore Old Elm Farm contract wean-to-finish hog operation. A fourth stop in the tour took them to the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture for hands-on activities. Sycamore High School FFA members, who helped with the activities, also provided a presentation about what it’s like to be involved with agriculture and the student organization.
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