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Vincent Students Broaden Their Minds With Agriculture

Vincent Middle School agriculture students recently had the opportunity to build old-fashioned triangle peg games like the ones seen at Cracker Barrel restaurants. Agriculture teacher Stephanie Hoppe said they did not understand exactly how the game worked while they were building it; however, once they completed the project and received instructions on how to play, it was very memorable.

Students have learned that agriculture classes are more than just farming. They have spent the school year preparing for a variety of different careers, like ranching, agriculture science or horticulture management. “When I get older, I plan to use the skills that I’ve learned in ag class to be able to grow my own food using plants and animals,” said 7th grader Chad Garner. Seventh-grade student Kameron Polidore said, “The thing I enjoy most about ag class is planting and caring for plants.”

While 7th grader Ryan Chambers said his favorite project has been building the triangle peg game, Hoppe said “it seems that in this day and age of cell phones, video games and technology filling their lives, students were surprised how challenging a simple game made of wood, paint and golf tees could be.”