Agri-Women program looks at integrating agriculture into school curriculum

A women's group interested in agriculture plans a program Feb. 16 about incorporating agriculture in elementary school curriculum.

Kansas Agri-Women said in a news release that it will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Walton, which is on U.S. Highway 50, northeast of Newton.

The meeting will start at the Whistle Stop Café, then move to the Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center, an elementary school that integrates agriculture into its lesson plans. The program also will include a question-and-answer session with kindergarten teacher Rhonda Roux.

The meeting and tour are free, but there is a cost for lunch. Anyone interested is invited to attend.  To register, contact Lesley Schmidt at 785-639-7744 or

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