SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (KTIV) -- Some Siouxland third graders were able to take some time to learn about farming today.
About 500 students from different schools around Sioux County were out and about today touring area farms.
Kids had the chance to meet and greet their local food producers as well as their livestock.
The kids saw two different farms, giving them a behind the scenes look at what goes into the production of beef and milk. The program is educational, but these youngsters knew what else the trip meant.
"Well we get to skip school and meet some nice fun animals and we get to talk to talk about it," says 3rd grader Spencer Te Slaa.
The event, which is held every year, is sponsored by the Sioux County Farm Bureau. Local producers say it's a great way to get farming back in the minds of kids.
"Just to make sure everybody knows a lot of the kids don't see this a lot of the parents don't see this, where everything comes from, "says Rozeboom Farm Manager Brian Rozeboom.
Rozeboom Farms have about 600 cattle.
Much of their dairy is produced for Land 'O Lakes dairy products.