|Dozens of students flock to AgFest|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Roughly 170 fifth-grade students from Holyoke, Julesburg, Wray, Haxtun and Platte Valley attended AgFest at Phillips County Event Center Friday, May 3. The event was put on by CSU Extension. Children were treated to a number of booths on a wide range of topics relating to agriculture.
Holyoke was the last stop for the two-week event. The event also rolled through Rocky Ford, Lamar, Hugo, Brush and Sterling. Close to 1,300 students attended AgFest, which explained the science behind agriculture.
Michael Ramos learns the importance of pulleys as he tries to lift 50 lbs.
“We just want to provide something hands-on and interactive so kids can make the connection between where their food comes from and how it gets to their plate,” said Kindra Plumb, Extension Program associate.
Plumb, along with 24 other CSU Extension agents from around the state, hit the road to put on the program for the children. There were about 15 agents at each site.
Molly Witzel, 4-H agent for Kit Carson County, discusses groundwater with a group of Holyoke kids.
Holyoke Enterprise May 16, 2013