Yoder Elementary School students saw their hard work pay off at their 2nd annual "Barbecue chicken" fundraiser on Saturday.

Through the school's agricultural program, they learn how to care for and cultivate the animals which in turn become farm-to-table meals.

Yoder Elementary principal, Shannon Atherton, said the agricultural program also teaches life skills and responsibility.

"Our food does come from somewhere and so we do teach farm to table, we don't name our animals because at the end of the day, they're not pets they are food. We take care of them just like they're own kids."

One student said she has learned from the school's agricultural program.

"It feels like you have a responsibility and that if you don't take care of them, they'll die and you have to take care of them the correct way," said Kimber Vondrager

The proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the school's Agricultural Learning Center. Atherton said they are looking forward to expanding.