Today in our agriculture classes here in eastern Colorado, we spent some time learning about how some of our favorite Thanksgiving foods are produced.

Maybe the most interesting thing we learned was about crop rotations. Here in our neck of the woods, a popular crop rotation would involve wheat, sorghum, corn, or sunflowers. We watched an episode of America’s Heartland and met a farmer who raises rice in Louisiana. When his rice fields are flooded, he uses them to raise crawfish. We thought this looked like a delicious idea! Check out this episode at http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_601/index.htm.

It’s always great to learn about agriculture in places we just can’t see from our classroom in Colorado.

As you prepare for your Thanksgiving celebrations, please take time to give thanks for the farmers and ranchers who produce the food, fiber, feed, and fuel that keep this country running.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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