Carroll County 4-H & The Carroll County Agricultural Fair

Present

2019 AG EDUCATION DAYS 

MONDAY, AUGUST 19th – THURSDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 2019
for
SECOND and THIRD graders 

ATTENDING 

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 2019 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 Jonette Mungo, Carroll County Extension’s 4-H director, for more information jonetm4@exchange.vt.edu  ~ (276) 730-3110


 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 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:

American Dairy Association North East
American Lamb
Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Carroll County
Carroll-Grayson-Galax Solid Waste Authority
National Onion Association
National Peanut Board
National Pork Board
National Watermelon Promotion Board
North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission
Virginia Beef Industry Council
US Apple Association