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Here's How One County Celebrated Agriculture This Year

Here's How One County Celebrated Agriculture This Year
Ag Day celebrations run the gamut.

If you believe in starting young kids out learning about agriculture from the right perspective as early as they can comprehend it, then you should love the program of ag education that occurs during March each year as part of the Ag Day celebration in Whitley County. Some 300 first graders come to the 4-H center and learn about everything from where the ingredients for pizza comes from to how a tractor works.

The event is hosted each year by the Whitley County Soil Conservation District, the Whitely County Farm Bureau, Inc., and the Whitely County Extension Service. Columbia City FFA members provide animals and play a large role in conducting the tours.

Wow! She is big! – If you're a first grader that has never been close to an animal this large, you would find it intimidating. Tyler Johnson tried to assure the kids that it was OK to be around this 800-pound heifer. He also explained where she fit in the beef production cycle.

Many counties have some form of ag day at some time during the year. Various ages are targeted, from first grade to eighth grade. This is one of the few counties that tries to reach children as young as first grade.

Here's a look at pictures at the Whitley County Ag Day in action. Thanks to the Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District staff for providing these photo.
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