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Students at Hunt Elementary get a lesson on the importance of agriculture

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The Future Farmers of America from Westwood High School came up from Sloan, Iowa Monday to teach young students about the importance of agriculture.

Kindergarten through 5th graders from Sioux City's Hunt Elementary school got a lesson on how to raise pigs, grow crops and care for animals. Some students also got a chance to sit in a real farm tractor. Westwood FFA students said it's important for Iowans of all ages to be educated on agriculture.

"Everything comes from it," said Hunter East, Westwood High School FFA. "I mean you can't go through your day without agriculture. You can't eat, you can't breathe pretty much without agriculture and everybody needs to know it. I mean, Iowa is so big, everybody needs to know what it is."

Third graders at Hunt Elementary said they prefer this type of hands-on learning rather than sitting in a classroom. So, what were some of their favorite activities from today's ag day event?

"I liked doing the pigs because they are really cool animals, and I got to pet them," said 3rd grader Payton Arnold.

"The tractor," said 3rd grader Max Oropeza. "Because we got to learn about how heavy the engine is and we got to go inside."

Students from Westwood High's FFA will be at the Woodbury County Fair in August.

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