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September 21, 2013

Farm Fair gives students look into life on the farm

Area fourth graders experienced a taste of life on the farm Friday during the 17th annual Farm Fair at the 4-H grounds located in Eastside Park. All Daviess County fourth graders were invited to the event that featured 17 different stations dealing with various aspects of agriculture.

Event organizer and Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District Education Coordinator Sally Christie said several stations at the event offer students a chance to interact with locally-raised livestock.

“Last year, Jeanna Burkhart brought out her miniature horses and the kids were able to pet them. Perdue also brings baby turkeys for the kids to hold. There are always other animals as well and there are other interactive things the students really enjoy too,” said Christie.

North Daviess Elementary teachers Debbie Wade, Laura Schafer, and Tabitha Lengacher all agreed there students loved petting the animals. “Holding the baby turkeys is also a special treat,” said Wade. “The information and activities are also beneficial to our fourth graders.”

In addition to having a chance to pet and learn about some of the farm animals, students learned about popcorn, bees, forestry, wheat, corn,foods, recycling and took an enviro quiz. A special demonstration on dog agility took place during the lunch time program. Each student also received a goody bag filled with items donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals.

“We have been attending the Farm Fair for many years and it is always a favorite of our students,” said Gretchen Miles, a teacher at Lena Dunn Elementary. “The students learn a a variety of information and hands-on experiences about the economy of Daviess County. The personal experience and educational standards that the children learn are exceptional.”

Students spent just over 10 minutes at each of the stations, which was manned for volunteers. “We are so lucky that we have great volunteers who have worked with us for several years,” Christie said.

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