Students visit agriculture center

By Karen Hall, Marshall County Tribune

Elementary school students combined learning with fun on Friday when 4th graders from all over the county took a field trip to the Dairy Research and Education Center on New Lake Road for the annual Agriculture in the Classroom Day.

Divided into small groups, the children met dairy and beef cattle, horses, goats, sheep and chickens, and learned about life on the farm. They heard presentations on crops and gardens, learned a little about veterinary medicine from Dr. Ray Wakefield, and saw the Center’s state-of-the-art milking parlor.

Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officer Doug Lowery held children spellbound as he told them about owls. Lowery had stuffed specimens of all four types of owl native to Tennessee — screech, barn, barred and great horned — and imitated their calls as he talked about the birds and how they hunt.

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