Wise County Farm Bureau has helped students develop leadership skills, provided scholarships to two local students, sent a teacher to an ag institute and held an Ag Field Day to teach students about the importance of agriculture.
Wise County Farm Bureau sponsored two students for the Youth Leadership Conference hosted by Texas Farm Bureau at Tarleton State University June 18-22. The five-day event gives selected high school students in Texas a better understanding of the various forms of government and their responsibilities as citizens.
The R.A. Pinkerton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to two Wise County students. Katy Stephens plans to attend the University of Oklahoma, and Cruz Niblett will attend Texas State Technical College. Each student will be awarded $1,000 for the year.
Wise County Farm Bureau sponsored one qualified school teacher to attend Texas Farm Bureau’s Summer Ag Institute, a five-day workshop designed for elementary school educators.
Wise County Farm Bureau also welcomed seven local school districts to its 10th annual Ag Field Day. Approximately 640 students and teachers gathered at the National Ropers Supply arena in Decatur for an event designed to educate fourth grade students and their teachers about the importance of agriculture in our lives.
Several volunteers who work and play in agricultural fields facilitated discussions and demonstrations related to their area of expertise. This year 12 experts joined WCFB to provide an interactive learning experience. The experts included Todd Griffin of the Southwest Dairy Museum, Dan Reed of Texas Farm Bureau, Bob Clemans of Wise County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and Texas AgriLife Extension Service agents Chrissy Karrer, Tanya Davis, Todd Vineyard and Program Assistant Andrea Calabretta.
Booths were sponsored by Texas Farm Bureau, McMaster New Holland and David Isham of David’s Western Store and NRS.