The most common question that was asked yesterday by my kids -- to me and to each other -- What time did you get up? My response and my volley in return.
Northwest Missouri State University's Fall CDE day is about as perfect as you can get. If there is any way to make it better, I'm not sure what it would be. Rod Barr and his crew do an excellent job of making the 11+ contests run off without a hitch. Not only that but I can't help but be excited to involve as many students as wants to attend at one event. Even if I have to get up well before I'm ready too to make it happen.
Dairy Cattle, Dairy Foods, Livestock, Horse, Nursery/Landscape, Floriculture -- and those were only the ones I had kids interested in. It's great to see so many be excited about the possibilities of agricultural careers.
Keeping a herd of high school kids interested is tough indeed, but getting them on a bus at 5 am is a testament to their willingness to learn in a contextual environment.
"No one should be more interested in your education than YOU are" is something I hit them with in-between lesson plans, assignments, and class updates.
Today, it seemed they took that to heart.