2023 AG EDUCATION DAYS
Monday, August 21st – 24th, 2023
SECOND and THIRD graders
CARROLL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, GALAX CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, & GRAYSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS along with AREA HOMESCHOOLERS AND GROUPS
On behalf of the Carroll County Fair Committee, our partners and sponsors, we are once again very excited to host 2nd & 3rd graders and Homeschoolers to the Ag Education Days!
The kids will enjoy the educational full day field trip and learn about agriculture and how it affects them and future generations.
We will have front stations and back stations. You will spend your morning in one or the other locations and will switch after lunch. When we switch you will start with your same number in the back. Example (Front 1 will start at Back 1 after lunch). Each station will last for 15 minutes. You will have 3 minutes to move to your next station. The sound of an air-horn will mark when it is time to move to the next station.
Each teacher will receive a kit with agricultural education resources and gifts for your students. We hope you can and will use these resources to continue agricultural education in your classrooms after today. Stations will follow along with the student’s SOL’s.
Teachers will be given an evaluation at the last station to complete. Please fill it out and give it back to the presenter at the end of that presentation.
Contact Carroll County Extension Office – (276) 730-3110
Southwest Virginia Farmers’ Market – (276) 730-3128 (leave a message)
Goal of Ag Education Days:
Introduce students to local agriculture
Objectives of Ag Education Days at the Fair:
- Provide students hands-on agricultural experience
- Demonstrate to students the role agriculture plays in everyday life
- Teach students need for conservation of resources needed for agriculture
- Provide students and teachers with follow-up resource materials related to agriculture
- Introduce students to lesser-known areas of agriculture
- Allow students to taste locally grown watermelon at snack station
Sponsors for the Ag Days: