Smith County 4-H Celebrates Agriculture Literacy – November 14-20, 2021

November 23, 2021

In an effort to encourage sharing the positive message about agriculture, November 14-20, 2021, 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 Carthage Elementary and Forks River Elementary School. Abby Malone, 11th grade, Courtney Dickens, 10th grade, and Gabe Harville, 9th grade, are active Senior High 4-H members. They read books including How Did That Get in my Lunchbox? and Seed, Soil, Sun. 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 classes not only enjoyed listening to the books, 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!