Tara Foster understands that agriculture plays a vital role in
the state of Nebraska. As a 4th grade teacher at Lake Maloney School in North Platte, Nebraska, she uses resources available through Agriculture in the Classroom to help teach
her students about agriculture. In particular, the Nebraska Agriculture Map and Lesson Plans help her students
understand what crops are grown in Nebraska, what livestock
is raised in Nebraska and how those crops and livestock give them food and shelter.
Agriculture is also emphasized through "Agriculture Awareness Day" where the students take a field trip to the local fairgrounds. Some of the various stations they visit throughout the day include learning about harvesting crops, milking a cow, equipment used on a farm or ranch and many more.