On May 5th and 6th the Washington County Soil Conservation District held its annual field days for all 4th graders in Washington County. The field days were held at the Katy Branch/Jackson Farm US Forestry site with approximately 450 students in attendance.
Presenters for the two day event included: Appalachian RC&D, US Forestry Service, TN Forestry Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA), Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA), Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Johnson City Parks and Recreation, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Sheep Farmer Ed Bowman, and Stan Olmstead, retired Land Bureau.
The students had a great time going from station to station learning educational and fun facts about various topics. Sammy Soil even made an appearance after lunch to remind everyone how important it is to take care of our soil. The Washington County Soil Conservation District feels that it is important to educate kids on matters of conservation and natural resources to prepare children to be conservation minded in the future.