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Alabama farmers host virtual tours every Friday

You will learn about crops, different animals, and why things are planted the way they are.

ALABAMA, USA — Alabama farmers want to help your kids learn more about what you eat and how it gets there. Questions like how to peanuts grow, what's the difference between a cow and a calf, and how do you grow different fruits and vegetables will be answered in these tours.

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They will be held every Friday through May 22, at 10 a.m.  

“Parents and their children are making huge adjustments as their homes become classrooms, and we want to help by offering entertaining and educational field trips from some of our farmers,” said Jeff Helms, Alabama Farmers Federation Communications Department Director. “While these videos will target third- through fifth-graders, people of all ages will learn more about how farmers grow food, fiber and timber.” 

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Each tour has a theme/topic and you will be able to ask questions through the comment section. They will also have educational links to activities that you can do.

These are the days and topics, but they could change:

●      April 3 - Peanuts and other row crops
●      April 10 - Fruits and vegetables
●      April 17 - Beef cattle
●      April 24 - Honeybees
●      May 1 - Catfish
●      May 8 - Greenhouse and nursery products
●      May 15 - Forestry
●      May 22 - Cotton and other row crops 

Other event in Montgomery, AL by Alabama Farmers Federation on Friday, April 3 2020

You can find out more information about Alabama farmers here.