FORRESTON — Forreston Grade School first graders recently learned about the pork industry.


Students watched “The Amazing Pig,” an informative video. Class discussion involved how hog production has changed over the years.


Students put food items that represented the pig’s diet into snack size bags. Their feed sacks included Corn Pops for corn, roasted edamame for soybeans, sunflower seeds for healthy fats, and M&Ms for vitamins. They also learned about meat products and by-products, including glue, crayons, buttons and insulin.


The lesson was a part of the Agriculture in the Classroom program, offered by University of Illinois Extension-Ogle County. The goal of the program is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society.


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