While oil continues to steal the popularity vote, agriculture is still number one in the North Dakota economy.
The Living Ag Classroom is giving elementary students a 'hands on' tour of the agriculture experience.
While walking around the shadows of the heavy machinery parked at the State Fair Center for the Ag Expo, kids can take a break at the Grandstand --- where the lower level is packed with displays from the field, to the table.
Assistant coordinator Jennifer Schaffer says it's an opportunity to get the kids involved, learn about safety, and try out a day in the life of a farmer.
Every two hours, Wednesday through Friday this week, a new bus load of kids arrive from schools around the state and Schafer says it's fun to see them learn something new.
(Jennifer Schaefer, Asst. Living Classroom Coordinator) "They are very surprised. The oil has brought a lot to North Dakota, but agriculture still remains number one important thing. They are still very curious as to how some products are made in agriculture so it's very interesting to see their reactions."
The Living Ag Classroom is open to all ages, you can find them in the Grandstand.