Ag Science Field Day is held in the spring and fall each year for Harnett County public schools, private schools and home school children. This is hosted by Sandhills Antique Farm Equipment Club and Harnett County Department of Agriculture. We have increased our field days to two in the spring and two in the fall to create the capacity to educate all, public school 5th graders, private schools and home school children, on how Science and Technology have improved our farming practices over the pass decades. Currently we can teach approximately 300 children each day. We have ten stations set up with different subjects from food to fiber, wood to metal and water to simple machines. Each station has qualified instructors to show the history and how science has improved the process for farmers and suppliers to produce the products we need. This is accomplished with approximately 35 volunteers each day from S.A.F.E. Club members, Harnett County Ag employees and local citizens. Each day the students are divided into ten groups, each group is assigned a starting station and rotate at a given time to the next station allowing all students to attend all ten stations with a lunch break and animal demonstration. Hosting the Ag Science Field Days have been very fulfilling for all volunteers and reading the thank you notes from the children is an inspiration to continue in our mission of educating and providing fun activities for families of North Carolinians of all ages.
2016 October Ag Science Field day
Happy 5th Graders.
CORN - seed to table.
Cutting tobacco sticks.
Working with wood & sawmill.
Blacksmith at work, kids favorite.
Explaining how to weave on a loom.
How to raise bees & harvest honey.
How gears and pulleys work.
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