Agriculture in the schools at Robeson elementary

The Gillen’s family alpaca “Buttons” is being bottle fed by Robeson Elementary School students under Rep. Gillen’s direction.
The Gillen’s family alpaca “Buttons” is being bottle fed by Robeson Elementary School students under Rep. Gillen’s direction. SUBMITTED PHOTO

State Representative Mark M. Gillen’s “AG in the Schools” program was at Robeson Elementary School recently. Gillen stated, “Our Southern Berks County 4-H farm family heritage and my membership on the PA State House Agricultural Affairs Committee led me to realize how important it is to bring our Commonwealth’s #1 industry directly to area students.” The agricultural lessons included animal care and behavior, in addition to animal fiber and it’s characteristics with hands-on opportunities for the students.

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