Ag Academy Tours Numana

Shelby Spreier

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Juniors Taegen Stanley and Taylor Smith stand and listen to a Numana employee.

In preparation for their upcoming event, the Juniors in Ag Academy toured the Numana warehouse and garden on August 28. Numana is a non-profit, public charity that was formed in August 2008 as an international hunger relief organization. The organization is based in El Dorado and has helped package more than 40 million meals that have been sent around the world to the hungry.

Last year, Ag Academy put together a Numana food packaging event. Over 10,000 meals were packaged and sent to El Salvador. With the help of this tour, the students will be able to lead future events easier and have a better understanding of what to do and how everything works.

“I liked being able to see where all of our packages went before they were shipped and it was really cool to learn where all of the supplies came from and all the details into actually putting together an event,” junior Drake Hamm said.

After seeing and learning more about Numana the students went to a near park to discuss and plan their next Numana event.

“After we got to see the garden and warehouse we went to a park and talked about dates, times, marketing ideas. This tour really helped us get a headstart on what we want to do for this years food packing,” junior Elijah Redington said.