In the United States there is a need to educate young children in science, technology, and agriculture. Through collaboration with many agricultural groups, the Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Education Center has set up a program that works with 3rd grade students and teachers to reinforce the science that has been taught in the classroom in a hands-on environment. This program has grown in size and scope over the years that it has been in place, but the partnerships that come together from Extension, Virginia Tech, USDA, and many others is what makes this program such a success.
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Campbell, B. T., Wilkinson, C. A., & Shepherd, P. J. (2014). Agricultural Awareness Days: Integrating Agricultural Partnerships and STEM Education. The Journal of Extension, 52(2), Article 5. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss2/5