Submitted by Katie Clark – Smith County Extension Agent:
In an effort to encourage sharing the positive message about agriculture, November 11–17, 2018, has been declared as “Agriculture Literacy Week in Tennessee.”
Smith County 4-H was excited to do our part in spreading agriculture literacy by reading an accurate, age appropriate book about agriculture to the first and second grade classes at Union Heights Elementary School.
Hannah Borck, 9th grade, and Connor Hughes, 7th grade, are active members of the Smith County 4-H Community Club. They read books including, “How Did That Get in My Lunchbox” and “Machines at Work on the Farm.”
They also helped explain how vital farmers are in our day to day lives to the students, and encouraged them to “thank a farmer.”
The class not only enjoyed listening to the book, but also eagerly soaked up the information. They asked some great questions and shared how agriculture impacted each of their own lives.
We are excited to continue to expand our agriculture literacy program into more classrooms next year!