MOUNT VERNON — An educational day “down on the farm” was enjoyed by more than 400 fourth-grade students on Tuesday at the Knox County Fairgrounds. The 21st annual Ag Day was an opportunity for some closeup out-of-classroom lessons in livestock, horticulture, farm equipment and other agricultural topics.
A total of 17 fourth-grade classes from Fredericktown, Centerburg, Danville, Pleasant Street, Columbia and Wiggin Street elementary schools participated in the one-day event. “This is an opportunity to give students some experience in agricultural education,” said event coordinator Andrea Daubenmier, Extension Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development. “Some may have never seen or heard any of this so far.”
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