Students from all Kindergarten and First Grade classes, which are comprised of 248 students at Dewey Elementary School in Chillicothe, had a hands-on learning experience at Papa Charlie’s Pumpkin Patch on October 27, 2016.
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 are 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 “Curly” the pig, see some longhorn cattle in their nature habitat, walk through a corn field, take a hayride, pedal a tractor, 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.