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2005 Ag and Conservation Field Day

By Walt

Thanks to the financial support of the Two Rivers Jeep Club, some 450 fifth grade students from four Illinois counties enjoyed Ag Day at the Orr Agriculture Research Center near Perry on April 29.

Children from Adams, Brown, Pike and Morgan counties gathered at the Ag Center to explore a variety of ag related occupations, view demonstrations, and climb on a Jeep or two.

Brad Smith, resource conservationist, stated that support from the Two Rivers Jeep Club once again made the ag day possible. "Without the financial support of the club, these children would not be able to take part in this ag day experience," said Smith. "This field day experience is not only enjoyable for the students and teachers, but it can open doors for occupational choices in the future. The students are also able to see methods of soil conservation, view wildlife and other agricultural related fields."

Those helping out were Alan Grady, Don Maxheimer, Dave Jacobs, Mike Phillips and Walt Gilbert.

Created: 15 May 2005