Lowndes County students celebrate agriculture

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By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 20, 2019

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Hahira Middle School students celebrated Georgia Agriculture Week Wednesday.

Lowndes County officials paid a visit to the students in honor of Georgia Ag Week. Chairman Bill Slaughter read 'Who Grew My Soup' to students. The book highlights the importance of agriculture and where food comes from.

Officials hope the celebration helps instill this knowledge in students, and helps them appreciate the state's impact on the industry.

"Learning about agriculture, learning about where their vegetables, fruits and farm animals come from, you could just see the enthusiasm in them and their willingness to learn about it," Slaughter said. "It's extremely important to the state of Georgia and certainly Lowndes County."

On Wednesday, the students announced the name of the school's potbelly pig, a donation from Georgia Grown. Through a student survey, they named her Speck.

The students now get to learn about pigs, and get a chance to take care of her.

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