A Hearty Helping Hand
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:48 AM CDT

Sometimes the lessons learned in school extend far beyond the classroom. Just ask Crystal Sneed and Brittany Eldridge. The juniors at Southwestern High School, in Hanover, Ind., participate in the Community Calf Project, a unique program that teaches them skills in animal husbandry while opening their eyes to the region's food insecurity.

The project came to life in the spring of 2013 through collaboration between the school's agriculture teacher and FFA adviser Greg Schneider and officials with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Schneider was looking for ways to engage students using hands-on ...

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