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40 Sophomores In Urban Agriculture Academy Embark On A Rural Immersion Tour In Southeast Nebraska

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:58
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Bryan students get a closer look at a corn planter during a Rural Immersion Tour in Southeast Nebraska.

“You get them up close to cows and pigs and machinery. They get to see what agriculture is really like, and what rural living is like.”

By Eric Taylor
Leader Associate Editor
Oct 5, 2016


“Basically everything was new to me,” Tovar said. “And the smell was a lot stronger than I imagined.”

Tovar, Rodriguez and the tour group received a unique viewing when then went to visit the pig farm.

“That was the first time I’d seen a pig in person,” Rodriguez said.

“Then we actually saw one of the pigs giving birth,” Tovar said. “That was the most memorable part of the tour.”

Students also got to step inside a grain bin with corn still inside.

“That was my favorite part,” Rodriguez said. “Some of the corn got stuck inside my clothes.”

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