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Friday, September 9, 2016

Ohio County Youth Ag Days Celebrates 20 years


The Ohio County Cooperative Extension Service hosted their annual youth ag days this Wednesday and Thursday at Luttrell Farms. This year was a little more special than others, because this was the 20th year of the Youth Ag Days. 

This year, there was approximately 300 fourth grade students that participated from six different schools. The students attended 12 different sessions with demonstrations including topics of corn, GPS, Soil Erosion, Soybeans, Electrical Safety, Bees, etc. 

To celebrate 20 years of the youth ag days, on the first break of the day, the Luttrell family was presented with a plaque for there time and dedication to the program and the students were served cupcakes, which were a crowd favorite. 

"This week went extremely well. It was a hot one, but a good one," said Darren Luttrell, owner of Luttrell farms and host of Ohio County Youth Ag Days. "This year, we experienced our first group of second generation kids. We had teachers who had attended the ad day as a fourth graders, and are now bringing their students."

Luttrell said over 20 years, we have wondered if you are making an impact. He said he and his wife got confirmation after reading a young lady's Facebook post last night saying she attended the Ohio County Youth Ag Day when she was in the fourth grade, became an FFA member in high school and volunteered at the program and is now in college studying agriculture. "It has been worth it," said Luttrell. 

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