• Students examine agricultural careers
By Linda Green

Although McDuffie County is rural, there are children who have never seen a tractor or sat on one.
The May 9 Agriculture Awareness Day at Thomson-McDuffie Middle School provided students, and children from the community, the opportunity to get the feel of what riding a tractor is like and to gain an understanding of agriculture.
Shelby Key, the president of the FFA chapter at THS and an agriculture education apprentice at TMMS, said ag day began two years ago when she became aware that students had a limited understanding of agriculture.
“They did not understand it. Many thought it was just about farming,” Key said. “Agriculture has so many other aspects.”
In 2013, more than 600 students from the middle and high school attended the first ag day. They visited booths, exhibits and received information about the many facets of agriculture and education.
Key said the students asked their questions and wanted more animals involved in the 2014 ag day event. “We had more animals this year,” she said.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, May 22, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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