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September 18, 2014

Moody Jr. High students participate in Farm Day

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Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:53 pm, Wed Jun 11, 2014.

Farm Day was held last week at Moody in the parking lot behind Bill Morris Stadium. It was the perfect place for sixth and eighth grade students from Moody Jr. High School to come and learn about farming and agriculture.

The Moody High School Future Farmers of America hosted the event. Local farmers and agriculture vendors were there for students to see and visit.

Some of the guests included Lisa Herron with Green-Up Garden Center; beekeepers Mike and Ramona Ensley; retired poultry farmer Spud Newton; Master Gardeners of St. Clair County; Soil Conservation Services of St. Clair County; Juda Smith, who brought canned vegetables and fruits; the spray truck from the St. Clair County Co-Op; Ag In Action Trailer; Fouts Tractor; several students with livestock; 4-H; Southwest Dairy Farmers Association; Chick-fil-A; and the St. Clair County Farmers Federation.

Organizer Kristi Gibson said students were able to spend some of their day hearing about what local farmers in the St. Clair County region do on a daily basis.

"Events ranged from milk production, beekeeping, canning, planting seeds to farming and maintaining crops," Gibson said.

Charity Mitcham, district administrative coordinator with the St. Clair County Soil and Water Conservation District said she was very excited about bringing the Ag in Action trailer to Moody’s Farm Day.

"We hope reaching out to these students will show them how important our agriculture industry is to our everyday life," Mitcham said. "Our goal with the Ag in Action trailer is to educate students on were their food comes from."

Mitcham said if anyone is interested in the Ag in Action trailer at their school or event, call the District at 205-338-7215. She added there is no charge if the event or school is inside St. Clair County.

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