Community Outreach

Jason Bennett
CPS Tangent

On Tuesday Tanner Sheahan and myself went to South Shore Elementary School in Albany and helped Joni Kerr's 2nd grade class plant corn and pumpkins.  The whole object for our trip was to have the kids get there hands dirty and plant the corn and pumpkins, which they can take home and watch the plants grow.  Also talked to the kids about how plants need chemical and fertilizer to grow.
We enjoy being involved in the community and reaching out to others that might not have an understanding of agriculture.  It puts us in front of them to explain how agriculture in the Willamette Valley really works.  And most of all the kids really enjoy getting there hands dirty and being able to take a plant home and watch it grow thru the summer.