The Warren County Farmers Association and the Warren County Future of Agriculture Task Force - Penn State Extension, teamed up for agriculture awareness to read to third graders in Warren County. The purpose was to help students understand where food comes from locally and globally and the importance of a balance diet for good health.
Commissioner Stephen Vanco, Debbie Haines and Phyllis Wright of the Future of Ag Task Force read to six third-grade class members at the Warren Area Elementary Center the book "How Did That Get in My Lunch Box? The Story of Food." The book was then donated to the school library via Dixie Gurdak, WAEC librarian, courtesy of the Warren County Farmers Association.
The morning was organized by teacher Katie Rodgers in cooperation with other teachers, Susan Nosel, Debbie Olson, Denise Miller, Megan Yeager and Rayme Scalise at WAEC. More than 160 students were reached with this educational program.
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How Did That Get in My Lunch Box?
Pictured left,third graders in Megan Yeager’s class listen to Warren County Commissioner Stephen Vanco as he speaks about farming and locally foods grown in Warren County and reading the book “How Did That Get into My Lunchbox? - the Story of Food.” Pictured with Vanco are students, from left, Sydney Rex, Landon Douvlos, Jaylene Swanson and Connor Cummings. Third graders in Rayme Scalise’s class look over the fresh foods from the book on food from farm to table read by Debbie Haines. Pictured on the right are Zoe Light, Alijah Brown and Destiny Peck.