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JEFF KRATOCHWILL talks to Ashley Mohn's Roosevelt Elementary School 4th graders about safety and the farming accident that left him without his left arm during Ag in the Classroom Monday afternoon.

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"There are four basic ingredients to life -- and three of them are right here in this jar," said soil conservation technician Jeff Norby, as he held up the aforementioned jar before a group of about 25 students Monday afternoon.


"Can you tell me what they are?" he asked the students.

Though they came up with the "air," "soil" and "water" that filled Norby's jar, the students struggled a few minutes before they came up with the fourth ingredient: sunlight, or solar energy.

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