SYRACUSE - First graders from Creekside Elementary got up-close and personal with a all kinds of farm animals at this year’s annual Ag Field Day at Hamblin Dairy Farm.
Tyson Roberts of the Davis County Farm Bureau was one of the experts who spoke with Davis County first and second graders about the water, sun and soil necessary for seeds to grow. Fifty volunteers helped 1,000 students learn about farms.
“We do this to teach kids the importance of agriculture and where food actually comes from,” said Justen Smith of Utah State University’s extension service, which sponsors the annual day at the farm. “The U.S. used to be the bread basket of the world,” he said, “but that we’re now importing so much food should be of concern to everyone. Hopefully the next generation of kids will step forward and say, ‘Hey, we’re going to protect what land we have left.’”
Hamblin was Davis County’s last dairy farm, but had to sell its herd two years ago.