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HUNTINGDON (March 6) — Fifth graders throughout Carroll County were treated to a day of education on agriculture, thanks to the Carroll County Farm Bureau, area businesses, and area farmers, …
HUNTINGDON (March 6) — Fifth graders throughout Carroll County were treated to a day of education on agriculture, thanks to the Carroll County Farm Bureau, area businesses, and area farmers, who donated their time and displayed their planting and harvesting equipment.
The event was held at the Carroll County Civic Center and the Tennessee National Guard at Huntingdon.
Fifth graders learned about farm safety, soybeans, corn and wheat, cotton, land conservation, pollination by bees, forestry, crop care, and how the big equipment looks and works.
Carroll County is a major producer in cotton, wheat, corn, soybeans, and livestock.
Educational stations were set up in the National Guard with students changing to the next every 15 minutes.
Robert Chandler of R&R Farms said many of today’s children are far removed from the farm.
Every day, farmers are producing the food and fiber necessary to feed and cloth American and people around the world.
The event was the seventh annual event.
Curt McDaniel was the featured speaker during a breakfast to thank the donors and recognize the leadership of the state Farm Bureau and the Conservation Service.
McDaniel said, as area conservationist, his and other conservationist’s jobs are to “protect, enhance, and restore” the land and to leave it in better condition than before.
The USDA committed $148 million to Carroll County farmers and landowners.
Carroll County Soil Conservation District, along with local farmer Kim Renfroe Johnson, made a video to showcase the SCD’s work locally. It can be found on the CCSCD’s Facebook page.