Detroit Lakes' annual Ag in the Classroom gathering was Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10, at Minnesota State Community & Technical College.
Students from Roosevelt, Rossman, Holy Rosary and Lake Park-Audubon elementary schools took part in the event. Outside, the students got to interact with livestock provided by Detroit Lakes FFA students, including a horse, a steer, a chicken and a couple of goats on Monday, as well as to explore a variety of farm tractors and implements on Tuesday.
Inside, they attended classroom mini-sessions on farm safety, miniature machinery and a variety of different agricultural products and animals including beef, pigs, dairy, sheep, turkeys, grains, sugar beets and soils.
The annual event is sponsored by the Becker County Farm Bureau, Becker County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Agribusiness Committee of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.