• 63°

Rowan-Salisbury fourth-graders discover agriculture

By Victoria Cardea

Rowan-Salisbury Schools

MOUNT ULLA — For the past two days, nearly 1,600 fourth-grade students traveled to Piedmont Research Station in Mount Ulla to learn about agriculture during Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ first ever Discover Agriculture Day.

Every elementary school in the county was represented, and students learned about animal science, plant science, agriculture mechanics and natural resources. Organizers said the day was a major success and plan for it to become an annual program.

“We wanted to provide every student the opportunity to learn about agriculture and be immersed in it — even if just for a few hours,” said West Rowan High School FFA adviser Tori Cardea. “It is amazing to watch our high school students be able to teach the younger generations and work with the great staff at the research station to put on such a large event.”

Teresa Herman, superintendent of Piedmont Research Station, agreed.

“It’s imperative that people know where their food comes from,” she said. “One day we will have to rely on the next generation to feed us, and it’s important that they know how.”

Multiple teachers and students raved about the workshops and the hands-on experience for students.

Discover Agriculture Day was a organized by agriculture programs at West Rowan High School, South Rowan High School, East Rowan High Schoo and Carson High School and research station staff. It was sponsored by Rowan Carolina Farm Credit, Rowan Farm Bureau, Goodnights, Chick-Fil-A of Salisbury, Gary’s Bar-B-Que and Food Lion.

Victoria Cardea is an adviser for West Rowan High School’s Future Farmers of America. 

Comments

High School

West smashes South 55-16

Nation/World

Biden says $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan has hit ‘stalemate’

Crime

Court rules sex offenders can be monitored perpetually; General Assembly law limits tracking to 10 years

Crime

R. Kelly fate in jury’s hands at sex trafficking trial

High School

High school football: Hornets romp; North loses key road game

News

Supporters of man freed from prison seek Cooper pardon

Coronavirus

Rowan County’s COVID-19 death toll tops 40 for September

College

Catawba-Wingate football game canceled

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 24

Coronavirus

Crowd turns out to raise money for hospitalized sheriff’s deputy

Coronavirus

COVID-19 death tally continues rising, now at 391 in Rowan County

Crime

‘No winners’: Mason found guilty in fish arcade murder trial

Local

Dixonville task force working to engrave names, quotes at cemetery

Coronavirus

Stage set for COVID-19 booster shots

News

Family finds unknown woman’s body in mother’s casket

Coronavirus

A third of workers in Cooper order not vaccinated

Nation/World

Remains of WWII soldier from North Carolina identified, will be buried in Robeson County

High School

State officials reach deal on prep sports governing, but details remain to be worked out

BREAKING NEWS

Mason found guilty in deadly fish arcade shooting

Crime

Blotter: Men stripped, robbed en route to buy beer

Crime

Jury begins deliberations in Fishzilla murder case

Education

East Rowan culinary students feed staff who helped build new classroom

Local Events

Rowan County Fair makes pandemic return Friday with COVID-19 protocols in place

Education

Education briefs: Schultz selected to NCDPI’s Teacher Leadership Council