The Buena Vista County Extension has received $500 to assist in funding the AgCiting and Safety Day Camp initiatives and the Newell Historical Society has been awarded $1,000 to help reconstruct a kitchen in the Allee Mansion.
The funds were made available through the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Challenge Grant Program.
The extension program in Buena Vista County provides a wide variety of agricultural education opportunities. To continue this tradition, two county-wide learning exper-iences have been scheduled - AgCiting and Safety Day Camp. AgCiting will teach Buena Vista fourth graders about Iowa commodities, value-added products, agricultural systems and biotechnology. Third graders will learn about safety issues related to machinery, chemicals, livestock, water and electricity by attending the Safety Day Camp.
The Allee Mansion in Newell, built in 1891, is the home of the historical society and displays interpreting turn-of-the-century lifestyles, traditions and agriculture. A working kitchen will be added to demonstrate early cooking methods. The Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Read the rest of this article in the 4/10/01 Pilot Tribune.