Parke County Ag Day

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Local fourth graders stepped out of the classroom on Wednesday and into the world of agriculture.

It’s the annual Parke County Ag Day.

About 175 fourth graders from four schools learned about different aspects of agriculture.

Topics ranged from plant science to farm safety, to invasive species.

REMC was also there to teach the kids about electrical safety.

Organizers say since Parke County is an agricultural community, it’s important to teach the children about the industry.

“They can learn that ag’s not just about getting in a tractor and farming,” says Debbie Barnett with the Parke County Soil and Conservation District. “It’s technology. It’s plant science. It’s drones and flying, pesticides and nutrients onto crops. There’s a wide variety of careers in agriculture.”

Next week, Parke County fifth graders will get to learn about similar topics at the annual Conservation Day.

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