County Ag Day
250 Jackson County 4th Graders and 5th Graders will converge on the Main Event Center to enjoy
and take part in an Agricultural Educational Experience like none other.
The 2021 Ag Day education focuses on the county's agriculture aspects. Gardeners & EEA along with speakers representing the Texas Parks and Wildlife, Southwest Dairy Farmers, Rice Belt Warehouse, B-H Genetics, Lavaca Navidad River Authority, Texas AgriLife Poultry Science, The First State Bank, Crop Production Services, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Jackson County 4-H and the Jackson County Farm Bureau will share interesting and informative information with the youth on the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives.
Presentations will include topics such as: types of food made from corn and rice; good, bad, and ugly bugs in the garden; 4-H program and projects; beef and beef by-products; cotton; poultry; wildlife; horses; banking; "Rainfall Simulator--The Science of Runoff" and home safety with chemicals. A Southwest Dairy Farmers representative will tell the students about the modern milking process, characteristics and anatomy of dairy cows, importance of dairy foods in a healthy diet and more dairy-related facts.
If you would like to help out and have a
part, please contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Office at 361-782-3312.