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Clare County Farm Bureau Hosts Project RED Event for 300+ Students
Michigan Ag Connection - 06/01/2023

More than 300 fifth-grade students from Clare County recently had the unique opportunity to delve into the diverse world of Michigan agriculture. Hosted by the Clare County Farm Bureau, the Rural Education Day (Project RED) event, held at the Clare-Gladwin RESD Magnus Center, offered an immersive experience like no other.

The students, representing three different schools, engaged in hands-on activities and gained valuable insights into various aspects of agriculture. From witnessing the production of maple syrup and popcorn to learning about livestock such as beef, swine, poultry, sheep, and goats, the event showcased the rich offerings of Michigan's agricultural landscape.

Throughout the day, the students received interactive lessons on a range of topics including farm and tractor safety, greenhouse production, forestry, milking, and soil health. These lessons were expertly delivered by Anthony Wood, an accomplished agriscience instructor and FFA advisor for Clare-Gladwin CTE, who was recognized as the Michigan Farm Bureau's 2023 Educator of the Year.

By exploring different sectors of agriculture, the students gained a newfound appreciation for the industry and its vital role in their community. The Project RED event not only broadened their knowledge but also sparked curiosity about potential career paths within the agricultural field.

Clare County Farm Bureau's commitment to fostering agricultural education is evident through events like Project RED. By providing these unique learning experiences, they are equipping the next generation with the knowledge and passion needed to sustain and advance Michigan's vibrant agricultural heritage

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