Tomah students learn first hand where their food comes from
Students at Lemonweir Elementary School in Tomah got a better idea of where their food comes from on Tuesday.
They got to meet a local dairy farmer and get a hands-on farming experience.
They learned how to milk a cow using rubber udders, and they learned how to make butter and even got to taste it at the end.
There was also a bean bag toss and trivia wheel. "I'm excited to be here and meet with these kids and really connect them with their food and where it comes from. It's not everyday that they get to go out to a farm or have a farmer come out there to the school and experience these different things that are happening on the farm," said Jake Wedeberg.
Wedeberg is part of a group called Generation Organic or "Gen O."It's a group of young Organic Valley farmers aged 18 to 35 who represent the next generation of sustainable agriculture leaders and who believe in the power of organic to change the world.
They frequently put together programming like the teach-ins like the one in Tomah.
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