Students from all the Kindergarten and First Grade classes at Dewey Elementary School had a hands-on learning experience at Papa Charlie’s Pumpkin Patch on October 18 and 19, 2012. The students learned about agriculture in the classroom through their regular curriculum and assistance from the Litton Crusaders program. During the school year students will learn all about animals on the farm, crops grown on the farm, and what farmers provide to the general population. As part of the Litton Crusaders program students got the opportunity to go to Papa Charlie’s Pumpkin Patch for a farm experience with a little fun mixed in. High school students from the Litton Agriculture Education Center assisted in the days’ activities. The students got to pet several animals in the petting zoo, visit with “Romeo” the donkey, see some longhorn cattle, walk through a corn field, and get up close to hay bales. All in all the kids had a fun day and would like to thank the Jerry Litton Family Memorial Foundation for supporting this activity through the Litton Crusaders program.
Story provided by Chillicothe FFA