Norquay farm hosts area students

Lindgren Farms at Norquay hosted a ‘Spring Food Farm’ Tuesday.

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The day saw 125 kids from Grade 3 and 4 classes in Norquay, Kamsack, Sturgis and Preeceville visit the farm for some hands-on education regarding agriculture.

The full day event had 12 different demonstration and information stations for the students to visit.

Some of the stations included;

Farm equipment-  a tractor with air drill set up with the semi set up to fill the drill. Students were able to sit in the tractor and learn about the equipment.

Planting - they planted different vegetables that they will be able to harvest in the fall. Learning about different kinds of seeds, seed depth and what a seed needs to grow.

PTO, Blindspots and loader Safety - a straw man was put into the PTO to demonstrate what would happen if clothing or body parts got caught, how to be safe around equipment.

The Lindgrens also had two different types of farm animals this spring sheep and chickens

“Animals are always a favourite,” said Jennifer Lindgren, who co-hosted the event with husband Jordan. “Kids got to learn about what the animal needs to grow, what products they produce and how to handle the animal.

The Seed Survivor trailer sponsored by Nutrian also attended with interactive games and demonstrations.

Lindgren said the events has proven a popular one.

“Kids love being able to be on a farm for a day,” she said. “It’s amazing how many kids haven’t been to a farm coming from rural communities. The excitement and their interest in learning about farming leaves us, and the volunteers, feeling so great at the end of the day.

“We love being able to share our passion for agriculture, as well as our farm, with the future generations. Jordan and I can't wait to have the kids back in the fall to continue to explain how food gets to their plate.

The students were also fed lunch and ice cream before they headed back to school.

 

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