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From the city to down on the farm

Columbus students tour 3 rural Logan County businesses

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Middle school students from the Mifflin Middle School in the Columbus City School District took a field trip Thursday to R&K and Knief farms near Lewistown and Shroyer Farm near DeGraff. ABOVE: Eighth-grader Marazia Brenson reacts to touching an ear of corn in a field owned by Kevin Knief along County Road 13. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Eighth-grader Alexis Croom walks through a row of corn. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | NATE SMITH)

Alexis Croom had never before seen a field of corn, a 1,000 pound steer or even a sprawling pasture.

An annual field trip organized by a Logan County native who now teaches in the Columbus City Schools system changed all that.

“I’ve never really thought about where the food comes from,” said Alexis, an eighth-grade student in Columbus City Schools. “I always knew it came up out of the ground, or whatever, but I’ve never seen it actually happen.”

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