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Pizza Comes From North Dakota?

By Staff | Jan 29, 2016

Curt Voeller explains how cheese is made.

Not that long ago many students had a direct connection to a farm and the food they ate.

Today, there are fewer families that live on farms or have even been to one. Because of this, a number of organizations have taken the lead on promoting and educating students on where their food comes from. And it’s not the grocery store!

Last Friday, Ely Elementary and Little Flower in Rugby were invited to experience “Special Assignment: Pizza”. Several booths focused on a different ingredient used to make everybody’s favorite food – pizza! They learned about the grain that is grown, harvested and ground into flour for the pizza crust. They learned about dairy products and how the cheese is made to top the pizza; how tomatoes and herbs make up the sauce, and other ingredients like sweeteners, oils, and meats are all grown/made in North Dakota!

With the help of Pierce County Farm Bureau, Nodak Mutual Insurance of Rugby, ND Farm Bureau, North Dakota Farm Bureau P & E Committee, NDSU-Extension-Pierce County, and Pierce County Soil Conservation District, the event was a true success.

Pizza was provided to the students for lunch to help tie the day together and make the connection from everything they learned at the booths. The event is held annually across the state and coordinated by local County Farm Bureau members, NDFB P & E Committee members, and NDSU-Extension offices.

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