MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Students from Morris Area High School will visit two Minneapolis elementary schools on Friday to talk about cheeseburgers.

But it’s all in the name of education. Forty-five students from the Future Farmers of America program at the western Minnesota high school will teach the urban kids about agriculture and the food system.

The students at both Lucy Craft Laney and Jenny Lind elementary schools will learn how the components of a cheeseburger fit into Minnesota’s agricultural system — from the cheese made with milk from dairy cows, to the wheat grown to make flour for hamburger buns.

Farm animals will be present, and Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Fredrickson will attend the morning session at Lucy Craft Laney School.

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Comments (6)
  1. Ginger Shepla says:

    Wow! I hope they do a follow up to this story because it’s very facinating and news worthy.

  2. Chuck says:

    Hey: Great idea, maybe those students will not think their food jost appears on the store shelf. Way to go Natasha!!!

  3. Brad Greiman says:

    Thank you Morris Ag Ed/FFA for your ag literacy efforts!

  4. Kelsey Gunderson says:

    Great job Morris FFA! Keep it up!

  5. Pete says:

    Thank you….It takes a lot of organization and effort to do this type of event. You show a great deal of professionalism. Keep up the good work

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