Polk holds Fun on the Farm Day
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Fun on the Farm
A STUDENT TASTES homemade butter at the butter making exhibit during Polk County's 18th annual Fun on the Farm Day sponsored by the Polk County Farm Bureau.
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What vegetable grows underground? What meat do you get from pigs? Why are bees important?

These are question first-graders learned the answers to by attending Polk County's 18th annual Fun on the Farm Day held at the Polk County 4-H Showbarn in Benton.

The event was coordinated by the Polk County U.T. Extension. First-graders from all Polk County schools attended the day-long event. Students moved through 12 exhibits including live animals, soils and gardening demonstrations, a farm tractor, butter making, as well as Taste of the Farm, forestry, food games, story time and bees.

Fun on the Farm Day gave students an understanding of farm life and farm products.

Many people were involved in making the event a success, including Polk County Soil and Water Conservation, NRCS, Ocoee Region Bee Keepers Association, Melissa Carden, Clarence McClure, Kim Frady, April Haney, Marissa Decker, Joel Holly and Keri Cox, Rose Haynes, Sanders and Becky Whaley, Bill Trew, Tennessee Division of Forestry, and Polk County 4-H Members.

Farm Day was fully sponsored by the Polk County Farm Bureau.