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The school year is well underway! Bright yellow school buses are rumbling down roads driving students to classrooms for a full day of lessons, tests and discovery. But learning doesn’t always happen in the four walls of a school. It can happen on a field trip … or even a road trip!

Silos & Smokestacks is launching a year-end campaign to help fund hands-on learning about agriculture in schools and non-traditional classrooms. By “non-traditional” we mean farms, museums and historic sites! A one-time donation of $75 will send 15 elementary-age students on a school trip to a farm. Or, it will provide a training session to an agriculture site volunteer, farmer or director on how to share their story of American agriculture. A donation of $75 will also pay for a teacher to attend a workshop on teaching agriculture in the classroom.

YOU can help offer firsthand learning experiences for students and adults alike when you partner with Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA). Our goal is to raise $40,000 by the end of 2017. Over the next few weeks we will share special stories from teachers, students, heritage area visitors and Silos & Smokestacks partner sites. Each personal story will share the impact of learning about agriculture both in the classroom and in the field. Click HERE to read about Silos & Smokestacks impact on students and visitors.