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By Jay Polk - bio | email

TIFTON, GA (WALB) – More students in South Georgia live in cities than ever. An area college hopes to remind those students where their food and clothes come from.

Almost 1600 students from six counties, gathered at the University of Georgia campus in Tifton to see demonstrations about how farms work and what they can do to keep the environment clean.

The students saw how scientists help keep our food supply safe. They also saw demonstrations on the power sources they'll use when they become adults. While the goal was education, the kids had fun and enjoyed some of the live guests.

Benjie Baldree from the University of Georgia, Tifton said, "we wanted to give the third and fourth graders some ideas of what's going on as far as agricultural production."

Justin Wells an Irwin Elementary School 3rd Grader said that he enjoyed, "the alligator, the gopher turtle and the sheep."

This is one of two events that UGA Tifton holds each year. There will be another event for fourth graders in the Fall.

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