Great Adventures in Agriculture
It is a busy time of the year for local farmers. Yes, it is time for babies to be born and crops to be planted, but it is also a perfect time to teach students across our district many important lessons related to the science of agriculture.
Every third grade student at each of seven elementary schools in Scott County attended the annual Ag Adventures Farm Field Day held this year at the Alltec Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Plus, lucky second graders from Stamping Ground joined the fun because the school blends grades two and three.
Presenters included: beekeepers, soybean producers, the Kentucky Beef Council, the Scott County Cooperative Extension Agency and members of the Scott County High School Future Farmers of America. Students learned about agri-tourism from Evans Orchard and the business of managing a farm from Town and Country bank. With 30 information booths in all, it was difficult to choose a favorite, milking a fiberglass cow, meeting Smoky the Bear or getting to pet an alpaca.
"This is my favorite field trip," commented teacher Stacey Carpenter. "It reviews all of the concepts we have studied in science this year."
This event is made possible by a very dedicated group of farmers that want children to have a picture of life on a farm in our growing community. Many thanks, again, to Daniel Smith and fellow members of the Farm Bureau Federation.
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