Students Learn about Dry Beans at Living Ag Classroom

Throughout January and February, the Northarvest Bean Growers Association participated in Living Ag Classroom in Minot, Bismarck, and Fargo. The event is a unique educational experience for fourth grade students to learn about North Dakota’s farming industry and its impact on the world.

The Northarvest booth focused on educating youth about the decisions that go into dry bean farming through an interactive game called “Bean Crazy.” The game takes students through a season of farming where they roll a dice, and the number rolled is assigned to something that impacts their profitability.

Thousands of students participated in the 2019 Living Ag Classroom experience. Former NDSU Extension Agent Gail Slinde and NGBA Director of Domestic Marketing and Communication Megan Myrdal represented Northarvest. This event was a good opportunity to help youth learn more about where their food comes from, and what it means to be a farmer.