Rolla’s Wyman Elementary Students Will Learn Where Their Food Comes From

Where does your food come from? Many residents in metropolitan areas and children throughout the country are far removed from the reality that hardworking farmers and food supply workers are ultimately the source of food items offered in local supermarkets.
Missouri Farmers Care Foundation’s Agriculture Education on the Move™ is excited to announce a partnership this fall with the Rolla FFA Chapter to educate third grade students about agriculture.
Eighty students at Wyman Elementary School in Rolla will learn about food, fuel and fiber with local AEOTM™ student Educators from the Rolla FFA Chapter this fall.
During the ten-week program, Wyman Elementary students will learn about crops, livestock, soil and water conservation, nutrition, careers in agriculture and more. The STEM-focused lessons and curriculum meet state learning objectives. Hands-on activities provide fun and interactive ways of learning as students make soybean germination necklaces, corn plastic, butter, feed rations, soil profiles and more. Students connect with real Missouri farm families through the curriculum and learn how their dedication and year-round efforts affect our daily lives.
The program is funded through Missouri Farmers Care, a coalition of more than 40 Missouri agriculture groups. Missouri soybean farmers and their checkoff and the MFA Oil Foundation support funding of the program, along with contributions from the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, FCS Financial, MFA Incorporated, Missouri Beef Industry Council, and the Missouri Fertilizer Control Board.