Indiana students raising cattle for school meals

The cattle could eventually be butchered to provide beef for lunches at Hagerstown Junior-Senior High School.

HAGERSTOWN, Ind.—The fence has been built, the cattle have been purchased and the agriculture students at Hagerstown Junior-Senior High School are learning first-hand how to raise cattle.

Students are participating in a pilot program, “Where’s the Beef?” The program will provide learning opportunities to students in the entire Nettle Creek School Corp.

In fact, students will spend the next several months raising the cattle that eventually will be butchered to provide beef for the high school cafeteria. The project could save Nettle Creek between $2,000 and $3,000 in food costs.

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