Partnering with the YMCA, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture took part in an educational event to teach urban children about agriculture. Julie Tesch, executive director of the Foundation, explained in Newsline that the YMCA Thingamajig Festival provided a learning opportunity for children in our nation’s capital.

“It’s a lot of elementary and middle school students and the whole event revolves around STEM education,” she said. The one-day event drew 4,000 kids for hands-on activities. The Foundation’s booth – with licorice and other goodies for making edible DNA – was popular with students and helped them learn about biotechnology and science.