In May of each year the Cascade Conservation District hosts Ag Days. Ag Days is a day-long event for fourth grade students throughout Cascade County. Ag Days exists to teach Cascade County fourth graders the importance of agriculture. Children learn such topics as, where our food comes from, what it takes to produce the food we eat, basic ecology and more.
Students rotate through hands-on agriculture-based learning stations. Examples of station activities and topics include: making butter & ice cream, candle making, conservation, what is dirt vs. soil, animal husbandry, how pasta is made, water stewardship, and the importance of pollinators. Each station promises to be educational and science-based.
Sharon Kelley of Sacajawea Elementary School made the following comment after this year’s Ag Days, “Thank you for an amazing, fun and education field trip. This tied into our Montana History Unit nicely. The students said it was the best field trip ever! The parents have also contacted me and told me how exited their children were to share this trip. I have never had this happen before. Thank you for doing this for our students.”
Ag Days is made possible by the generous donations of time and money from businesses and individuals throughout Cascade County.