Agriculture Push for Southern Tier Classrooms
New York State Senator Fred Akshar is supporting efforts to bring agriculture into the classroom.
The Republican joined members of BOCES, Cornell Cooperative Extension and even a calf in the classroom at the Windsor Schools January 6 to announce the Growing Our Agri-Future program for area schools.
The program is aimed at helping students gain a greater appreciation for agriculture and its impact on the community.
Through the school year, students at Harpursville, Maine-Endwell, Owego Apalachin, Union Endicott and Windsor will be participating in 14 lessons a month ranging from learning about science and technology of agriculture and touring farms to growing food at school gardens.