Fort Osage Ag Farm-to-Table Winners

Nov 01, 2017

Five students from the Career & Technology Center at Fort Osage's Agriculture Production program competed in the Farm-to-Table Challenge. The Kansas City-based event provided students with an opportunity to pitch an idea for an activity or event centered around one of three topics: healthy eating, active lifestyle or farm-to-table. Fifteen groups were given $1,000 grants to put their idea into action in their school.
A CTC team's concept of a Farmer Appreciation Week was the recipient of one of the grants. Veronica Brosan, Skylar Johns, Tess Kinne, and Jeffrey Tonahill described how their event would bring local farmers into the high school to raise awareness about farming among their peers. The event would include trivia and feature produce from the farms. 
"This was a wonderful learning opportunity for my students," said Michelle Preslar, the CTC Agriculture instructor. "As a teacher it was enjoyable to watch them work together to come up with an idea and present something that was completely original that would benefit other students and individuals as well."
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