WV Farm Bureau Magazine July 2015 - Page 21

2015 Summer Agriculture institute for educators The 2015 Summer Ag Institute was held June 23 & 24 in Morgantown. On day one, teachers visited Mt. Zion Nursery in Fairmont; toured Lambert’s Winery in Weston and went to Jackson’s Mill in Lewis County. They came away with information on tree growing; producing wine; blacksmithing; WVU Extension’s History Hitting the Road program and more. Teachers also experienced WVFB’s Mobile Ag Education Lab, just as have thousands of schoolchildren across the state, conducting an experiment and learning about all the products that come from agriculture. During the second day, attendees learned about bee pollination; tactile learning; mapmaking; container gardening; roots, stems and leaves as food and Project Learning Tree. dollarphoto.com West Virginia Farm Bureau News 21