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Oct 15, 2013 6:24 PM

Ag Awareness Day at Borchard Fairgrounds

ROBSTOWN - A fun day for about 1,200 students interested in agriculture as they learned how to use tractor equipment and even milk a cow. It was all part of Ag Awareness Day" at the Borchard Fairgrounds in Robstown.

The Texas A&M Agri-life Extension Service set up 8 exhibits, including pigs, sheep and horses.

The idea was to spark an interest in agriculture among 3rd graders from all over the Coastal Bend.

"We just want to come out and teach youth about agriculture, in classrooms they're focused on their studies so we just wanted to give everyone hands on experience," says event organizer Zachary Davis.

The Ag Day event is also a great way to recruit youngsters to take part in the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show held at the fairgrounds every January.

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