Over 500 4th graders from across Washington County came out to the Washington County Fairgrounds Wednesday for the annual Ag Day.
4-H and FFA students from Brenham and Burton served as leaders for sixteen groups, as they moved across the fairgrounds for a day of hands-on experiences in agriculture.
Local experts gave presentations on wildlife, cotton, nature, health, veterinary science, farm equipment, and several other fields. These 15-minute sessions included hands-on time with the various areas of agriculture.
Texas AgriLife Extension Agent Charles Seely said it “takes a lot of volunteers to host this annual event”. Some of those volunteers included the Washington County Cattlewomen, who prepared and served a noon meal of beef hot dogs, chips, drinks and Blue Bell Ice Cream to hundreds of students.
The annual Ag Day by Washington County Farm Bureau and Texas AgriLife Extension Service has been held for decades. Farm Bureau President Larry Winkelmann expressed thanks for each of the speakers who shared their “life experiences and knowledge with the next generation".