LEROY — It was a day down at the farm for these Evart students.
Fourth graders from Evart Elementary got the chance to tour the livestock and production areas of a Gingrich Meadows, where they learned about agriculture as part of Rural Education Days.
Students were divided into several groups, where they learned many things about agriculture and how a farm is run, including the diets of dairy cows, milking, manure management, chicken embryology and more.
The event is organized by Michigan State University Extension staff from Osceola and Mecosta counties and Gingrich Meadows. Four area schools participated in the activities held May 16 and 17 including Evart, Reed City, Marion and Pine River schools.
Students spent half of the day was at Rose Lake Park where they learned outdoor and survival skills.
Gingrich Meadows has hosted the Rural Education Days at their facility for 26 years, Co-owner Amy Martin said.