Friday, April 26, 2013

Coosa Valley Fair Asosciation salutes Agriculture Day at the fairgrounds


Media release: Thursday at the Fairgrounds, Coosa Valley Fair Association was proud to host the annual agricultural day.  Agricultural day has been held at the Fairgrounds for a number years and is sponsored by FFA Future Farmers of America and Floyd County Young Farmers along with others to introduce students to the aspects of farming, and what is like to be a farmer. Approximately 3,000 students from Floyd County attended the event today. Most of the exhibits shown that the agricultural day were manned by students in the Young Farmers and the Future Farmers of America clubs, and other groups that participated in today's event were Lowery Farms, Floyd County Extension Office, Berry College, the University of Georgia and Georgia Power.


Also in today's event, the Coosa Valley fair Association presented two checks for $500: each one to the Pepperell FFA and the other to Floyd County Young Farmers. The checks were given to these two clubs to help them in their agricultural endeavors. Both groups have been very active in our fair for a number of years having displayed many farm animals and promoted farming at our fair and have presented some very fine community and educational exhibits at our fair.


About the photos: 

Left to Right

Coosa Valley Fair President Jim Tally

Steve Johnston Young Farmers

FFA Past President Rebecca Smith Pepperell High School

Carey Harris FFA and Young Farmers

Paul Smith Director of Livestock Coosa Valley Fair Assoc.


Photo: Scott Baughtman and Lucy (The Mule) talk to Garden Lakes Students about How Mules were important to farmers before tractors and even today.


Photo:Allison Terry, Pepperell High School Student talks about Dairy Cows to a group from Alto Park School.


Photo: Richard Ledford explains a hay rolling machine to a group of Pepperell Elementary



Photo: Eddie Smith explains a automatic tractor pulled planting machine to Pepperell Elementary Students, Eddie is with the Northwest Georgia Research and Education center Floyd County Unit of the University of Georgia. 


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