Student Conservation Day held at Moniteau County Fairgrounds

Students participate in a one of a series of tests in the exercise "Are you fit enough to be a farmer?" The exercise included hauling and stacking straw bales, pushing a lawn mower through an obstacle course and sorting nutritious foods from comfort foods.

Students participate in a one of a series of tests in the exercise "Are you fit enough to be a farmer?" The exercise included hauling and stacking straw bales, pushing a lawn mower through an obstacle course and sorting nutritious foods from comfort foods. Photo by David Wilson.

Many fifth and sixth grade students and teachers from California R-I, Latham R-V, Jamestown C-I and St. Andrew's, Tipton, attended Student Conservation Day on Tuesday, May 3, at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds in California.

Sponsors of the event included Moniteau County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Moniteau County Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS), Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Moreau Valley Quail Forever, Mid-Mo Ambulance District, Moniteau County Health Services, Progressive Agriculture magazine, MFA Agri-Services, Orscheln Farm and Home, Cutting Edge Graphics and California Sonic.

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Avis Boies of the Moniteau County Health Department assists Jamestown students to administer hearing tests. Boies explained to the students that a valid test would be done inside a quiet room since the outside noise interfers with hearing the sounds.

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Missouri Department of Conservation staff demonstrate a seine to California fifth graders on Student Conservation Day.

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St. Andrew's studens and teacher Paulette Fischer take a lunch break on Student Conservation Day at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, Tuesday, May 3.

For more of this story check out the May 11 issue of the California Democrat.

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