Ag Awareness Days was held at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown on Tuesday to Thursday of this week. The event gathered more than 1,600 area third-grade students, from Port Aransas, Corpus Christi, Banquete, and Calallen, to learn about the different facets of agriculture.
Victoria Gonzalez, freshman at London High School, was a group leader on the first day of the event, guiding students from session to session, and answering any questions they may have had.
“I’ve never really been into anything Ag-related. Today’s my first experience with it and I learned a lot,” Gonzalez said. “It was really fun.”
Ag Awareness Days had several different lessons for the students to attend, including a Mobile Dairy Classroom, and other sessions over farm safety, gardening, cotton, sheep and goats.
“We do Agriculture education because we want students to see a hint of activity that talks about agriculture,” said 4-H Extension Chair Zach Davis. “We want to give students an idea of where some of their food comes from.”