Hundreds of local high school students were able to experience farm animals and agriculture up close and personal during Surry Community College’s Agriculture Day held April 22 – a perfect celebration for Earth Day.
Students could interact with kune kune pigs, a quarter horse, sheep, cattle and goats. Educational booths were set up where students could see models of animal anatomy, paint flowerpots, and learn more about the college’s Animal Science, Sustainable Agriculture, and Viticulture and Enology programs.
A plant sale in the college’s greenhouse coincided with the event. Students watched lasso demonstrations and could even try their hand at learning the roping technique. Students enjoyed playing cornhole, racing adult size tricycles around the clocktower, and giveaways. The weather was beautiful on a spring day that almost felt like summer.
Sponsors for the event included Southern States, Carolina Farm Credit, Shelton Vineyards, and Wayne Farms. Local businesses were in attendance to provide information about educational and career opportunities within the agricultural industry.
Surry Community College offers a diploma and certificate in Applied Animal Science Technology and a certificate in Sustainable Agriculture. The college offers a degree and several certificates in Viticulture and Enology. SCC is currently registering students for summer and fall classes. Check surry.edu for additional information.
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