Ag Day

UPDATE: Ag Day SAME Schedule, NEW LOCATION: @ Monsanto Research Farm: 1677 80th Street, Monmouth IL (use North entrance)

 

The Ag Education Day for Kids at the Prime Beef Festival, sponsored by the Warren County Prime Beef Festival and the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau, will be held on FRIDAY, September 9th 2016 9:00 AM till Noon. The 2016 event will be held South of the Monmouth Airport at the corner of US 34 and 11th Street (Just West of the Monmouth Park & Carnival location)

 

This event is for all area schools and their 4th grade students in Warren and Henderson Counties to participate.  This is subject to weather conditions.  Monitor the website for announcements the day of the event.

 

WCPBF President Joe Greenstreet initiated the program in 2003, with the assistance of Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau. The goal of the program is to teach children about the different aspects of agriculture and the important role that it plays in our lives everyday.

 

We are hoping that talking to kids about showing animals will spark the students’ interest in 4-H.

 

Jim Oaks, of the Warren County Prime Beef Festival, serves as co-chairman for the event and works with the Farm Bureau to secure the presenters for the different topics, the different pieces of machinery, and anything else that is needed to make the event successful. Jim is instrumental is securing the location for the event as well as a backup location in case of inclement weather.

 

All of the fourth grade classes from Henderson and Warren Counties will be invited to attend either a morning or afternoon session. The students and teaches will rotate through eight different learning stations with each session being approximately 15 minutes in length.  The learning stations in previous years included: Machinery; Soils & Fertilizer; Soybeans & Parts of Soybean Plant; Beef and How to Care for and Prepare a Show Calf; Hogs & How to Care for and Prepare a Show Hog; Poultry & Sheep and How to Care for and Show Poultry and How to Care for and Prepare a Show Sheep.

 

The two organizations work well together and look forward to sponsoring the event in an effort to make the students more aware of the importance of agriculture.

 

For questions about if your school is participating, or home school parents of applicable student ages, please contact Carol at the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau for entry information: WHFB at Monmouth (309) 734-9401 & WHFB at Stronghurst (309) 924-1151



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