The Bean Scene
March 29, 2006
The Minot KMOT-TV Living Ag Classroom was held in conjunction with the Ag Expo at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds January 25 and 26. Eleven commodity groups participated in three 1-1/2 hour sessions each day. Almost 900 4th grade students and 50 teachers attended the two-day event. Thirteen new teachers requested teaching kits. Instructor comments about what they find most valuable were, "I like your Ag Show demonstration. The children always mention this section." and "Each year the 'Bean Crazy' games is frequesntly recorded as a favorite Ag show activity when we return to our school to journal about the Ag Show!" Four classes got the maximum points and hit "Bean Crazy" playing the games this year. Normally there is one a day and two or three who either lose money or make very little. In the photo above, Holly Arnold, NDSU Extension Food and Nutrition Program staff from Ward County visits with a group of students.