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Ag On The Move trailer pays visit to Allison Elementary in Chester

Students at Allison Elementary in Chester are getting a unique perspective on farming. The ‘Ag On The Move’ trailer parked its wheels outside of the school this week (WTOV).

Students at Allison Elementary in Chester are getting a unique perspective on farming, and it’s parked right outside their school.

The ‘Ag On The Move’ trailer parked its wheels outside of the school this week.

“Farmers have learned that young people don’t know where their food comes from, and that's cause for concern,” said Carol Gwinn, educator, AG on the Move.

The Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab travels to schools across West Virginia. It’s owned and operated by the W.Va. Farm Bureau, and students focus on 21 lessons that meet state standards.

It costs about $1,800 to bring the lab to a school for one week. But thanks to three essay winners Sam Wright, Leah McMahan, Macy Hartung, they were able to help defer most of the cost with money they won writing about what they want to be when they grow up.

“I wrote about that I want to be an architect when I grow up,” Hartung said.

Macy, Sam and Leah say the loved moving their education outdoors.

“In the classroom, we have to just do school work and here we do fun science,” McMahan said.

Principal Toni Hartung, other school leaders, and those with the AG on the Move program, say nothing beats the hands-on experience.

“That's why these kids are so involved in it and get so much out of it, because every place we go, every class we teach, they get to do something,” Gwinn said.

The trailer will be at the school through Friday.

At the end of the month, it makes a stop in Moundsville at Washington Lands Elementary.

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