4-H Agricultural Literacy Day
Last Tuesday, April 21st, schools across the nation took part in Agricultural Literacy Day. This day is part of a week of activities and events meant to bring awareness to youth about the influence of agriculture in their daily lives and engage them with local Extension agents in the process. This year 4-H agent Jenny Savely read The Beeman to over 300 students at N.B. Cook Elementary School of the Arts.
The students learned not only about the importance of bees for honey, but also about their role in pollination and even medicine. They also learned about the hard but rewarding work of agricultural production and how important agriculture is in everything we do, from the desks we sit at to the food we eat. Students learned about the 4-H program in Escambia County and all they can learn about and do as part of the 4-H community.
A special thanks to Becky Mills, Library Specialist at N.B. Cook for coordinating what was an incredibly successful event.