Sixth Graders Invited To The Farm Progress Show
One of the outstanding events that’s happened at this year’s Farm Progress Show was the invitation for sixth graders to come visit the Farm Progress Show. Part of that was made possible by the Howard Buffett Foundation and part of their visit was to ADM and Greg Webb you’re excited about this I think as much as anybody?
That would be true Stu, this is an outstanding opportunity to bring to the visibility of our sixth graders in the Decatur Public Schools, and there are a hundred high schoolers here as well, to just understanding what this industry that they’re surrounded by is about. Farm Progress is the opportunity in it’s illustrative way to show what that industry is about.
Maybe they don’t know it but they’re looking at things that might be attractive, and if they see something here this could spark their future.
That is absolutely right, you know the Illinois Farm Bureau does a great thing with Ag in the classroom, but that’s kind of a one-trick pony. What we’re hoping here is just what you said, that they’ll see some things that kind of interest them and say ‘Wow, I didn’t know agriculture was this’. So we’re expecting that there’s going to be some great outcomes to this exposure today.
They could be major players in the future.
No, well said, I mean these are going to be our future thinkers, our future entrepreneurs, our future leaders, so let’s give them that opportunity to be engage in our industry of agriculture rather than going somewhere else. If you live in Decatur, Illinois you should have an interest in agribusiness and agriculture.
That’s right, great observation from Gregg Webb of ADM about the sixth graders visiting here at the Farm Progress Show. That’s our report from the farm, I’m Stu Ellis for WCIA 3, your local news leader.
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