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Seventh-graders get hands on with agriculture and technology

 

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Cory Simonson, 12, a seventh-grader at Havre Middle School, sticks his hand into a cow's rumen, its fourth stomach, through a cannula on the cows side Friday at the Northern Agricultural Research Center. The stomach, which produces a smell similar to spoiled milk, is the temperature of a "hot tub" from all the bacteria breaking down the hay and grass, said Tim DelCurto, Ph.D., who is standing behind Simonson. The students were at NARC for the Agriculture Science and Technology Tour.

Friday, the seventh-grade class from Havre Middle School had the opportunity to spend the day at Northern Agricultural Research Center learning, hands-on, what agriculture and technology they can use in the future no matter what career path they choose.

This day-long Agriculture Technology and Science Tour began about three years ago, Kremlin farmer Ryan McCormick said.

It was started, he added, after he was talking with Havre Public Schools Superintendent Andy Carlson.

"Andy was wondering if there is something they could do agriculturally ... to show (students) different (job) possibili...



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