In edition to explaining the different types of poultry in the exhibit, Newby told the students that all of her birds lay large eggs that she sells. “We sell turkey eggs as well,” Newby added.
Due to limited space, some stations were positioned outside. Angel McDowell and her father Lloyd, were outside with their two horses, explaining horse safety.
“I went to Ag Day when I was in third grade. I remember the horses more than anything else,” said Angel, smiling as she rubbed the nose of one her horses. “I was really excited to be able to bring mine today to share with the kids.”
Kara Hart may have had one of the nosiest stations of the day. Hart was positioned atop a John Deere tractor, complete with horn. “They (the kids) love to honk the horn,” said Hart. “My dad, Allen, got up early this morning to bring the tractor down from Wright Implement in Newberry.”
Hart said she vividly remembers her experience at Ag Day too. “I was so excited. I think my dad was able to come that year. I just loved it and I hope these kids enjoy coming as much as I did. They can learn so much. I hope it’s a memorable experience for them.”
Elementary students also had a chance to meet with cowboy Marvin Wild and learn about FFA and all it offers its members.