Local students get the chance to tour a farm, learn where their food comes from

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Dozens of local fourth grade students have a better understanding of where their food comes from after a visit to Wausau's Fustead Farms.

For decades, the D.C. Everest chapter of the FFA has been pairing high schoolers with elementary kids to offer a tour of a working farm. The field trip includes a look at the milking facility, a hayride and a close look at the animals. Instructors say the older kids like the event almost as much as the younger ones.

"It is just the highlight of their fall. Come out here and work with the fourth graders, help them understand where their food comes from and the agriculture industry and how important it is for us here in Wisconsin and really for the world," said John Glynn, the D.C. Everest FFA advisor.

"I've been on farms all my life so I'm used to it. You know, they get that look in their eyes like the excitement is just really neat, really cool to see. It's awesome, I love doing this," said Rock Christiansen, a student at D.C. Everest Senior High School.

Thursday was day one of two days of field trips. Participants come from Mountain Bay, Saint Mark's, Faith Christian Academy and Hatley, among others.