Stephens Co. Farm Tour Held Monday

May 13, 2014

farm tourThird graders from the Stephens County School System make their annual journey to the farm.

The annual farm tour took place Monday at Mountain View Farms in Avalon.

Farm Owner Linda Dean said that they have a little bit of everything to show the third graders.

“We have goats, cows, pigs, chickens, a mobile dairy farm cow that she milks, an electrical display from Hart EMC, soil erosion, horticulture; we have bees this year,” said Dean.

Dean went on to say that it is important to show the students how important agriculture is not just to Stephens County, but to everybody.

“You have to have agriculture to have food,” said Dean. “Agriculture is not considered one of the most important occupations, but when you look at it, it really is because everybody has to have it. We just try to give them a little understanding of what it is like and I think the kids enjoy coming out.”

She said the students are not the only ones who enjoy it.

Dean said that while it can be a lot of work, she and her husband enjoy getting everything together and having the students come out.

The Stephens County Farm Bureau and Stephens County 4-H help to organize the event as well, along with getting help from others, including the FFA.

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