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Ag Awareness Day Held

story by Floyd Nauls, NRCS District Conservationist

The Madison County Extension Service and Texas Farm Bureau recently sponsored the Science of Agriculture Awareness Day. The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) also participated in the annual event. The day's program was presented to 218 seventh grade students from schools in Madisonville and North Zulch.

The students were taught basic agricultural principles at educational stations which included water conservation, cotton production, livestock husbandry and production, wild hog eradication, and much more. The students were divided into 10 groups which spent 15 minutes at each station. The presentations were well-received by the students. After lunch, the students played games that were led by local youth pastors. Overall the day was a success.

Floyd Nauls, NRCS District Conservationist, explains to the students the importance of plant cover in preventing erosion. Floyd Nauls, NRCS District Conservationist, explains soils, fertility, and the plant growth cycle.

Floyd Nauls, NRCS District Conservationist, explains to the students the importance of plant cover in preventing erosion.

Floyd Nauls, NRCS District Conservationist, explains soils, fertility, and the plant growth cycle.

Floyd Nauls, NRCS District Conservationist, visits with a student during the recent field day.

Floyd Nauls, NRCS District Conservationist, visits with a student during the recent field day.