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“Big Red Tractor”

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 30th, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW—Uinta County Farm Bureau member, Kristi Ellis, presented a program at Bridger Valley Child Development Center.

She read the book “I Drive a Tractor” by Sarah Bridges, to the students. The book was donated by Uinta County Farm Bureau.

Ag Books for Kids is a program designed to aid in the agriculture literacy effort. Each year a new ag book is chosen and donated to elementary schools and preschools. The program is utilized throughout Wyoming under the direction of the Young Farmer and Rancher committee in each county Farm Bureau.

Ellis demonstrated the actions of a tractor and had the students pretend they were driving tractors. She taught them to climb into the cab, check the oil, feed the cows and park the tractor at night.

After learning many details about a tractor, how to operate and take care of it, the children went outside to see a real tractor. They got to climb in the cab, tried the steering wheel and pretend to drive.

They compared their height to the wheels, which was a good math lesson on short, tall, big and small.

For the complete article see the 10-25-2013 issue.

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