Classes are taught what conservation really means and what we can do to apply it by the Idaho Department of Lands. Students learn the importance of top soil when planting crops, while also learning about the different ways the students can go home and conserve resources (taking shorter showers, not letting water run when brushing teeth), and how producers apply conservation practices (strip farming, direct seeding, fertilizer management, etc.). Students were also interested to learn what it’s like fighting forest fires. With all the appropriate fire protection gear that Instructor Clark Christiansen brought along, a student from each class volunteered to put all the gear on (coat, hat, gloves, boots, etc) and hold the tools that firemen carry with them. The students couldn’t believe how heavy everything was!