June 25, 2003
Kids and teachers at the Fargo Living Ag Classroom line up at the Northarvest Bean Growers Association booth and play a game called Bean Crazy.
The Northarvest Bean Growers Association focused on Minnesota and North Dakota kids at two recent agricultural education shows. At the Winter Show in Valley City, N.D., Northarvest exhibited at Youth Education Day, March 10. Two full sessions were held with fourth grade students from Litchville, Montpelier, North Central, Jefferson and Washington Elementary in Valley City, Wimbledon-Courtnay, Griggs County Central, Lisbon, Oriska, Prairie View Adventist, St. Catherine's, Enderlin, and Verona attending.
Northarvest's exhibit included "Bean Crazy," a board game in which students pretend to raise dry beans.
Fargo Living Ag Classroom
The Northarvest Bean Growers Association was one of the major sponsors of the Fargo Living Ag Classroom, April 29 - May 2.
Forty-seven area schools brought a record 2,574 fourth-grade students to learn about agriculture. Fargo-Moorhead schools filled the 9 a.m. session all four days. Other classrooms that attended were from West Fargo, Wahpeton, Mayville, Mapleton, Finley-Sharon, Buffalo, Fairmount, Oakes, Northern Cass, Hankinson, Kindred, Breckenridge, Richland, Central Cass, Hillsboro and Harwood, N.D.; and Pelican Rapids, Hawley, Lake Park-Audubon and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Minn.
Students and teachers enjoyed playing the Bean Crazy game, says Lynne Bigwood, Northarvest home economist, and offered many positive comments. "Everyone found out that they could help bean farmers market their beans by eating Bean Tacos on Tuesday."