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Local Teachers Participate in 'Ag in the Classroom Summer Institute' at WVU

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Class is in session for some teachers as they visited Morgantown for WVU Extension's "Ag in the Classroom Summer Institute".

More than 50 teachers have participated the past two days.

Tuesday, the group went to the WVU Forest, near Coopers Rock, for hands-on learning.

The program helps teachers incorporate agriculture into all subjects, like English and Math.

"Most families today are at least three generations removed from the farm. They don't understand where their food comes from. We still have kids that think chocolate milk comes from brown cows. We want to dispel those myths, and teach kids about where their food comes from," said Joan Harmon, of the West Virginia Farm Bureau.

The West Virginia Farm Bureau said indirect learning about agriculture can spark an interest in students.

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