Students learn on the farm
Alex Perry, The Suffolk News-Herald
Children are learning outside the classroom in Suffolk this week with memorable lessons and hands-on activities on farmland.
More than 1,000 second-graders from Suffolk Public Schools and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy will participate in the annual Farm Day on Wednesday and Thursday at the Virginia Tech Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center on Hare Road. The event is funded by the Suffolk Education Foundation and Birdsong Peanuts.
Tara Williams, district manager of the Peanut, Soil and Water Conservation District in Smithfield, started Farm Day 18 years ago in Isle of Wight and Surry counties. This marks the 15th year Suffolk schools have joined the fun. To continue reading the article in the Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.