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South Georgia students get a lesson in agriculture

November 14, 2002

Lowndes County - One by one, busloads of Lowndes County fifth graders make their way from the school bus to green pastures, eager for a day of fun and farming at Tommy Stalvey's farm.

"This started because these kids were only getting a little bit of exposure to ag in schools, and we wanted them to know that its more than just cows and farming," said Tommy Stalvey, Ag Day Host.

From forestry, to poultry and dairy lessons, students are learning just how important agriculture is in their everyday lives.

"There are cotton fields all over, and it gives us things like carpet and clothes," said Blake Brimmage, Parker Mathis Elementary Fifth Grader.

While they may not all grow up to be farmers, but all the students agree their lives are better because of agriculture.

posted at 3:30 by ashley.harper@walb.com

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