Lebanon High School FFA members put on their thinking caps and came up with some fun and whimsical ideas for educating young-sters about agriculture in the AgVenture Barn at the Wilson County Fair.
Cover photo is LaDonna Tanner, posing with an old-fashioned outhouse build out of reclaimed pallets. The message inside says “Grow where you are planted.”
Above: a watering troughe, old blue jeans, plants, hoses, water and dish soap make a fun display about water quality. A sign above the trough carries the message: “Water Quality is Important. Farmers drink the same water that you do!!!” It includes information on how modern farming practices are work-ing to limit the use of water and limit runoff or pollution that could potentially be introduced into waterways.
Next photo above: a whimsical “chicken” planter was crafted with an old tire.
Final photo catches Noah Daniel and Peyton Robinson, students at Wilson Central High School, enjoy a game of checkers on boards the Leba-non FFA (Future Farmers of America) created from pallets and slic-es of slender tree trunks. LaDonna and her mother, Rene, explained that reclaimed items were used and repurposed for the display and games, utilizing things they found around their farm or purchased from the Habitat ReStore or the Wilson County Community Help Center.
LaDonna, who serves as treasurer of the Lebanon FFA, says the students spent the past couple of months building everything. There are also live animals in the AgVenture Barn, provided by the FFA members from their farms or from their friend’ ‘farms. LaDon-na said it’s a great honor for the FFA to get to do this for the Fair.