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Havelock High School uses agriculture to teach life skills

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Our Blitz Premiere Matchup this week is a cross-county rivalry between Havelock and New Bern High Schools.

Students at Havelock High School are learning on a different kind of field. The students are learning lessons from agriculture that they can apply to all parts of their lives.

How much do you think about the food you buy in the grocery store? For Agriculture Education teacher Regan Tell, it's her mission to teach from farm to table, "It's important to know where our food comes from so when we go into the grocery store we can make smart decisions or if we go to the farmers market, we actually know what we are talking about so we know why we are paying maybe a little bit more in a farmers market than a grocery store."

In Tell's class, you'll find goats, chickens, rabbits, and other animals that the students get hands-on experience with, "Anatomy, breeding, breeds, care, manage and practice."

But the lessons go beyond animals and agriculture, "We are currently working on our leadership development skills, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration."

Tell says her classes are so popular they are actually overcapacity.

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