Twenty-three hundred second-graders and their teachers visited 12 educational displays including agricultural products and live animals as Hamilton County celebrated its 29th annual Ag Day. Students from 21 schools from Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, Fishers and Hamilton Heights visited the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville during the three-day event.
Displays included information on corn, soybeans, wheat, beekeeping, soil and water conservation, drones in agriculture and more. Animal production and animal by-products were explained with the use of beef, goats, horses, llamas, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine. Presentations to the students were made by 4-H members.
“Since many Hamilton County residents are now three or more generations removed from the farm, Ag Day provides students with a close up, hands-on exposure to agriculture that they would not have otherwise had the opportunity to experience,” said Lisa Hanni, Purdue Extension Hamilton County program assistant. (Photos by Robert Herrington)