If you were anywhere near the Evanston Fair Grounds on May 18th, you probably noticed it swarming with kids. Despite the colder weather days before we had a day of sunshine, perfect for Ag Expo & Safety Day and they were all excited to be there! Students from every 3rd and 4th grade class from each school district in Uinta County, over 750 3rd and 4th graders, were able to attend the Ag Expo. The event is organized and sponsored by the Uinta County Conservation District (UCCD) with the support and help of many volunteers and organizations. “This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about agriculture and the important role it plays in our lives each and every day” said Kerri Sabey, UCCD District Manager.
The kids spent the day rotating through a number of stations that allowed them to learn and experience many different aspects of agriculture first hand. They got to try their hand at roping, welding, cow milking and butter making. They learned about ducks - pet goats, sheered sheep, and learned about raising pigs for market. They also learned about nutrition, erosion, grains, soil, forestry and Ag by-products. In all, there were 41 stations, some of the other topics included making their own brand, learning about animal ID, horses and horse safety, learning how to rope, cattle hauling, participating in an Ag Marathon, riding a bucking machine, gun safety, electrical safety, tread lightly, 4H and much, much more!
The Ag Expo & Safety Day is held every two years and requires months of planning, coordination and organization. “This event would not be possible without the many volunteers who give of their time and talents to teach our youth. We want to thank everyone who attended and volunteered their time to make this a great day” said Sabey.
Uinta County Conservation District P.O. Box 370 204 East Sage St. Lyman, WY 82937 307-787-3070