Ag Day

More than 2,000 second-graders and their teachers visited 12 educational displays including agricultural products and live animals on March 19-21 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville. Districts that participated were Carmel Clay, Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Southeastern, Noblesville and Westfield Washington. Displays included information on corn, soybeans, wheat, soil and water conservation, and more. Animal production and animal by-products were explained with the use of beef, dairy, goats, horses, llamas, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine. More than 100 volunteers, mostly current 4-H’ers, made the presentations to students and got them involved in hands-on activities. (Photos by Robert Herrington)


Carmel-RabbitAnna Krueger talks about rabbits and how to care for the animal.


Fishers-CraneKayleigh Crane of Fishers shows students the food she feeds horses.


Fishers-MaggioreHannah Maggiore of Fishers informs a group of students about horses.


LlamasStudents from Hazel Dell Elementary School listen as Stephanie Foerder of Guerin, from right, Lily Arnold of Fishers and Michele Gohr of Noblesville talk about llamas.


NOB-LlamasMichele Gohr of Noblesville, left, and Stephanie Foerder of Guerin inform Hazel Dell Elementary School students about llamas.


NOB-Pygmy GoatHazel Dell Elementary School students pet a Pygmy Goat held by Hayley Williams of Hamilton Heights as they move to the next station.


NOB-SwineNoblesville’s Kyle Schmidt, right, asks students what some byproducts of swine are.


Sheep ShearingForest Dale Elementary School students listen to Joel ad Rachel Flanders explain sheep shearing as Grant Kennedy demonstrates the act.


WF-OsborneAllison Osborne of Westfield shows students a lease that is used to show Pygmy Goats at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair.