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Third Grade Ag Day

Third Grade Ag Day took place Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Clarke County Fairgrounds.

There were many stations taking place around the fairgrounds so the students could learn about anything from soil quality to drones.

FFA members assisted with three stations: the Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) rain simulator, drone information and uses and the Clarke County Cattlemen cow calf presentation.

There were also other stations set up by the United Farmers Co-op, Select Genetics, Murray FFA and InVision.

Mathew Dudney, Carter Smith, Colby Wilken and Carter Wilken helped run the rain simulator with Iowa NRCS. They went over how run off affects soil and how different types of soil holds water.

Jacob Jamison, Nathan Manternach, Hunter Garrett, and Devin DeVore presented information on the FFA chapter’s drone. They talked with the students about technology in agriculture and flew the drone.

Andrew Barnard assisted Caroline White with the Clarke County Cattlemen’s presentation. White talked about cattle byproducts while Barnard talked about the cow and calf. The students were allowed to get up close and ask any questions they had about the cattle.

Hannah and Hailey Pollard also brought a rabbit to inform the kids about proper care and management of rabbits.

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