Seminar For HS Students Covers Ag Tech, Animal Science

Sutherland, Iowa — Some northwest Iowa students are participating in a special seminar of hands-on learning — all about the advances in agriculture.
Sutherland Research Farm
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting high school-aged agricultural education students and teachers from Northwest Iowa at the Northwest Iowa Research Farm near Sutherland for Precision Agriculture and Animal Science Days. Extension experts say every high school in Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth and Sioux County was invited to participate in the third annual Precision Agriculture and Animal Science Days, now through Thursday, September 8th.

We talked with Beth Bunkers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and she tells gives us an overview.

She tells us how it got started.

Bunkers says they are following a four-course rotation on the animal science side. In the spring of 2015 they talked about beef and dairy. In the fall of that year they talked about poultry and biosecurity. This time the main topics are swine and sheep, and next fall they’ll talk about horses, goats, and small animals.

For more information, click here or contact your local extension office.

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