Hundreds attend SR Ag Day

Tanner Smith learns about weeds in the Bingham County Weed Trailer on Ag Day at Snake River. Cody Hubler explains plants to first graders in the SR greenhouse during the Snake River Ag Day. Students were able to climb into a combine during Snake River Ag Day on Wednesday.Practicing for calf roping at the Snake River Ag Day on Wednesday. This red-tail hawk has an injured wing. The hawk wears blinders to make him more comfortable during Snake River Ag Day on Wednesday. Elementary students took a tour of the Snake River Junior High School grounds on Wednesday during the Snake River Ag Day. Taking in roping practice during Snake River Ag Day on Wednesday. Falconer Treyton Young shows elementary students this injured red-tailed hawk during the Snake River Ag Day on Wednesday. The hawks wing is injured.
By: 
LESLIE MIELKE
Staff Writer

Kindergartens and first graders from Moreland Elementary and BCCLC took a spin around the Snake River Junior High in a wagon, pulled by a tractor on Wednesday during the Snake River Ag Day. 'Six hundred kids toured on Wednesday with 45 FFA students assisting,' SR FFA Advisor and Agriculture teacher J.B. Hoge said. 'We have Ag Day because we want kids to be exposed to agriculture; not every kid is raised on a farm. There are 14 stations; kids move to the next station every eight minutes. It takes a couple hours to get through all the stations.' Some of the stations included touring the greenhouse and visiting the county's weed trailer to learn about weeds. They could climb into a combine, milk a (fake) cow; try their hand at roping and see, up close and personal, an injured Red-winged hawk, homing pigeons, a miniature pony, calves, goats and chickens. A video showed how potatoes were harvested.
Snake River Ag Day takes place each spring.

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