The Richmond Register

October 2, 2012

Exploring agriculture

‘Down on the farm’ at Glenn Marshall

By Kaitlin Keane
Register Chief Photographer

RICHMOND — Glenn Marshall first-graders went “down on the farm” Monday without leaving their campus as the Madison County Extension 4-H program brought interactive information and exhibits to their school.

With five different learning stations, students were able to explore many aspects of agriculture.

Betsy the wooden cow allowed the children to try their hands at milking and then learn about milk-based foods.

The students got to pet a live chicken and taste treats from pumpkin and apple farms.

They also learned about the insects and other pests that can harm produce or farm animals, as well as some insects that are beneficial.