Educational Insights
Educational Insights 3.19.18
Posted on 03/19/2018


This special time builds increased awareness with this designated week.  The Agriculture Council of America is encouraging young people to consider career opportunities in agriculture.


Each American farmer feeds more than 165 people ... a dramatic increase from only 25 people in the 1960s! Quite simply, American agriculture is doing more - and doing it better. As the world population soars, there is an even greater demand for the food and fiber produced in the United States.


Students in our district are able to learn more about agriculture through classes and our FFA program/activities. We have a great partnership with our local UNL extension office and many of our youth also participate in 4-H.


‘Ag Day’ (March 2oth) is about recognizing - and celebrating - the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:

~Understand how food and fiber products are produced.

~Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.

~Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable



Let’s hear it for all those who have, are, and will be working in the amazing ‘field’ of agriculture!


“Most likely, at least once in your life you will need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher: 3 times a day, every day, you need a farmer.”



-Dr. Paula Sissel

Elementary Principal/Superintendent

Garden County Schools