Close Encounters with Agriculture

Close Encounters with Agriculture is an award winning program offered each year to Montgomery County fourth grade students. Since 1993, over 60,000 students have participated in this hands-on educational program designed to teach students about modern agriculture, maintaining a healthy environment and leading a healthy lifestyle.

2015 Close Encounters Fact Sheet

Teacher's Notebook


 David Gordon teaching MCPS 4th grade students about pigs.

Jay Harne teaching MCPS 4th grade students soil science.

Jill Lee teaching MCPS 4th grade students about proper nutrition.

The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.
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