KSU Field Day

I was fortunate enough to help with Kids Fields Day this year. The field day is designed to take local 4th grade students to the Kansas State University Agronomy North Farm and teaches students about agriculture and where food comes from.

Dr. Mickey Ransom with the kids in the soil pit

I helped out with the soils site. We took the kids down in to the soils pit and showed them the horizons or layers in the soils. Then the students were allowed to make texture ribbons, texture ribbons are simply mud. Soil scientists use them to determine the amount of sand, silt and clay in a soil. The kids really enjoyed playing with the soil, even on the second day, when it was a little cold!

Below is a video about field day:

By Megan Brown

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