Farmtastic being held through Friday

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - An opportunity for children to learn all about agriculture and even get some hands-on experience is this week.

Farmtastic is going on at the Lauderdale County Ag Center. There are many things for kids to do at Farmtastic including animal petting, learning about trees, cotton gins, where plants and animals come from, and more.

“It’s a program to bring agriculture to children’s fingertips, a lot of children are not exposed to agriculture anymore and this is a whole new experience: it’s educational, it’s exciting, it’s Farmtastic!” exclaims Shani Hay, the Lauderdale County extension agent for Mississippi State University.

The program is put on each year across the state by the Mississippi State University’s Extension Services.

“Extension’s job is to educate, we are the bridge between Mississippi State University and the public,” Hay says. “So we try to reach out and bring education to the public, and we are an agricultural state and an agricultural university.”

Farmtastic will wrap-up on Friday at the Lauderdale County Ag Center.