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Learning trailer brings the farm to students

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Governor Snyder kicked off the 96th annual Michigan Farm Bureau's Conference Tuesday where more than 1,500 farmers from around the state will decide on agricultural policies for the upcoming growing season.

While topics on water, drone use and GMO labeling are being discussed downtown, students around West Michigan are getting their own taste of the agricultural industry.

A mobile creative classroom parked outside of North Godwin Elementary Tuesday made the field trip a bit more convenient for city students.

The interactive tool teaches kids about the importance of the billion dollar industry through hands-on learning.

"We hope that they have an understanding on where things come from because we are so far removed, our grandparents are no longer on farms," said Kellie Fox with Michigan Farm Bureau. "It's been a multi-three or four generations since they've seen a farm. So now they get that and have that understanding and maybe more of a appreciation of agriculture and farmers."

The annual conference runs through Thursday, Dec. 3.