Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Education

April 11, 2014

Ag Day planting seeds for future success

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“The reason we are part of Ag Day is Farm Bureau wants to teach young people about agriculture and our food supply since many kids are three to four generations removed from the farm,” said Decatur County Farm Bureau Inc. President Steve Gauck.

Each year, Ag Day Fair organizers hold a design contest for students, with the winner getting his or her design featured on the event t-shirt each student and teacher receives. For only the second time in the 21 year history of the Ag Day Fair, two winners were chosen because their designs complimented each other so well. Payton Richey from Greensburg Elementary and Stephanie Morford from North Decatur Elementary were this year’s winners and t-shirts bearing their combined designs were seen on students and teachers throughout the day.

Among the 21 exhibits students visited, there were two additional recess stations that allowed the children to play some outdoor playground games to burn some extra energy and enjoy one of the few sunny days so far this year.

This year’s Ag Day Fair appears to be a success, planting the seeds for informed thought in the minds of the fourth graders of Decatur County. In a few years, they may be the ones teaching a new generation of fourth graders at Ag Day Fairs in the future.

More photos from this event are available on www.greensburgdailynews.com/photos.

Contact: Amanda Browning 812-663-3111 x7004; Amanda.browning@greensburgdailynews.com

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