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Third grade students Cody Eye and Elizabeth Harder feed the hogs at the Walton Rural Life Center Elementary School, in Walton, Kan. Students at the school do farm chores at the beginning of each school day. The Walton Rural Life Center — a kindergarten through fourth grade charter school in rural Kansas — uses agriculture to teach students about math, science, economics.

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The first clue is a sign “Fresh Eggs for Sale” in front of the school. There is a sheep pen on the baseball field and the sounds of farm animals greet pupils every morning.


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