On Thursday, February 7th the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service exhibit, Arkansas Farm to You, visited Cross County Elementary Technology Academy giving students a chance to explore the interactive, walk-through display from the farm and through the body. Students had the opportunity to learn about Arkansas foods and how their body uses those foods as fuel for being active.
The exhibit consisted of 10 stations which make up the agricultural and health adventure, including: Farmer Dale’s Farm, Milk Processing Plant and Market, Café, Mouth, Stomach, Small Intestine, Muscle, Bone, and Skin.
Groups of 8–10 students spent about six minutes at each station participating in activities and learning about the relationships between agriculture, food, and health.
The exhibit is available in all 75 counties across the state. Any school that wants to have the exhibit should contact their local county Cooperative Extension agent.
For information on Farm to You, contact Rick Wimberley at your local county Cooperative Extension office (870) 238-5745.
United States Department of Agriculture and County Governments Cooperating – The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.