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Students Learn About The State of Kansas's Farming Heritage

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About fifteen Southeast Kansas schools take a look back in time, learning about farming history in Kansas. Fourth graders at Southeast Elementary got an up close look at old farming machinery, like a 1934 stationary hay bailer. Their teacher says farm heritage day helps the students learn the value of hard work and see how much farming technology has evolved from the early farming days. Students also went on a nature walk, learned about butterfly migration, and went on wagon rides.

"My favorite part was the archery and the BB gun shoot,” says fourth grader Kinzey Cassidy.

"My favorite thing, was the rock crusher. It went and it was crushing the rocks and it was coming out with a conveyer belt,” says Brenton Wood.

"My favorite part was the old stone house, and why I liked cause it told how they made it and stuff,” says Kassidy Fox.

This year Farm Heritage Day was condensed into a one day event for students instead of a two-day event open to the public. 

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