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Fourth-graders attend Ag Day

Friday, March 23, 2012

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Ten-year-old Landon Reckerd, son of Keith and Jennifer Reckerd, Brazil, kneads dough during Clay County Ag Day at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds Friday. Landon is in Debbie Mogan's fourth-grade class at Jackson Township Elementary School. [Order this photo]
Fourth-graders across Clay County had the opportunity to learn where the food they eat comes from Friday.

Approximately 333 fourth-graders attended Ag Day, which coincides with National Ag Week. The event took place at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

Clay County Extension Educator for Ag and Natural Resources Jenna Smith told The Brazil Times the purpose of the event is to show students where all the food they eat comes from, in addition to how it is made.

"(It takes place) so children learn the food they eat is produced by farmers," Smith said.

Eleven booths were set up for hands-on experience for the students.

Display booths included soils, wheat, dough, tomatoes, poultry, meat and a pizza station, as well as booths for dairy, beef, sheep, goats and swine, all of which were set up in the 4-H Fairgrounds Poultry Barn.

While at the poultry booth, students learned about the different types and sizes of eggs. In addition, while at the dough booth, students had the chance to knead dough, which was eventually used to make pizza, later offered to the children.

Students were bussed to the fairgrounds and had at least 10-15 minutes of time at each station.

Smith said Clay County 4-H Junior Leaders, volunteers, Clay County Extension Homemakers, Clay County Farm Bureau and Clay City and Northview FFA students all helped throughout the event.



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