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Alfred State Farm hosts Kiddie Ag Day

Alfred State Farm hosts Kiddie Ag Day

local students with horse at Kiddie Ag Day 2014Hundreds of first- and second-grade students from area schools visited the Alfred State Farm Tuesday for Kiddie Ag Day.

Dr. Philip Schroeder, chair of the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology department, said the students toured the 800-acre farm, learning about agriculture and where their food comes from. Participating schools included Andover, Alfred-Almond, Cuba-Rushford, Fillmore, Whitesville, Bolivar-Richburg, Genesee Valley, and Scio.

Alfred State, Schroeder said, has hosted Kiddie Ag Day “for as long as anyone can remember,” although the college did not hold it for the past few years because of construction on the farm. The return of Kiddie Ag Day this year, according to Schroeder, was a big hit.

“Between the beautiful weather, the enthusiasm of our students’ tour leaders, the donation of more than 500 cartons of milk and string cheese by Organic Valley, and the attendance of more than 600 kids,” Schroeder said, “I think the day was a great success.”