The children are part of the McQueeney Pioneer Club — a program created by McQueeney Elementary attendance clerk Jennifer Baker began last year as a way to teach the campus’ second- through fifth-grade students the building blocks of agriculture.

Agriculture is one of the biggest industries in Northeast Texas, with the area responsible for producing large amounts of corn, beans, cotton and other crops. But what exactly does it take to be a farmer, the backbone of the agriculture business?

The agriculture industry has expanded more than ever before and provides a variety of opportunities to professionals interested in this often misunderstood field.