Article by W. Clay Crook-
Lexington City School students were treated to a farm day at the Lexington Middle School campus on Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. until noon.
Caywood Elementary School Principal Paden Buckley said that LCSS had partnered with Farm Bureau and UT Extension to host the even to promote agriculture.
Tractors, farm equipment, and presentations on crops, plants, and trees joined a great display of the kinds of animals you expect on a family farm. Students moved in groups to the different areas to participate in the presentations.
Loren Stanford, who leads the 4-H program with UT Extension in Henderson County, said they had the help and partnership of several different groups and local farmers.
“The Farm Day Event was put together through the 4-H program at the UT Extension Office, in Henderson County,” Stanford said, “along with partnerships with Tyson Foods, Farm Bureau, Scotts Hill FFA, Stanford Farms, Stanfill Farms, Douglas Farms, Soil Conservation Office Henderson County, UT Extension Fisheries, UT Extension Row Crops, Tennessee Department of Forestry, and AM Show Goats.
“Youth learned about the different types of agriculture in Henderson County and Tennessee,” she said. “There were nine…
For the complete article, see the June 23rd edition of The Lexington Progress.