Shelbyville Daily Union

May 17, 2013

3rd-graders learn from Farm to Pizza


Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — Area third grader classes learned that America’s favorite food, pizza, begins on the farm and completed their year long learning about agriculture with a tour of Monical’s Pizza. Classes from Cowden, Herrick, Main Street - Shelbyville, Stewardson-Strasburg, and Windsor Schools came to see first hand how their pizza is prepared.

Third graders spent the year learning that the ingredients for a pizza originate on a farm. Shelby County Agriculture Awareness Committee taught monthly lessons based on the theme “From Farm to Pizza.”

Agriculture in the Classroom lessons began in September with a lesson on wheat followed by a lesson on fruits and vegetables. In the following months lessons on beef, pork and dairy were taught. The monthly lessons wrapped up with a tour showing students how all these raw agriculture products raised on farms are used to make a pizza.

Amy Rochkes, Shelby County Farm Bureau manager said, “The goal is to teach the farm to plate story and help students understand all of their food begins on a farm.”

The Shelby County Ag Awareness Committee would like to thank Mark Shanks and the staff at Monical’s Pizza for hosting the third grade classes.

For more information on Agriculture in the Classroom or the Shelby County Ag Awareness Committee, please call the Shelby County Farm Bureau at 217-774-2151