Showing beans to the little sprouts
April 14, 2005
Beverly Zink and Lynne Bigwood teach children attending the Living Ag Classroom at the recent KFYR Ag Expo in Bismarck about dry bean production by helping them play "Bean Crazy." It is is a board game that helps children see how beans are grown, processed and used in food products. Students learn about how their decisions, weather and markets affect their success ($$$ earned) as bean farmers. The Northarvest Bean Growers Association was one of 13 groups that presented lessons about agriculture production in North Dakota, ag careers, safety and soil conservation during Living Ag Classroom in Bismarck and Minot . Approximately 1,000 fourth grade students from 53 different classrooms around the region attended. -- Lynne Bigwood, Northarvest Home Economist.