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4-H/FFA outing exposes hundreds to FVSU College of Agriculture

Published: 09/22/12 5:12PM
By: booner

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Jake Singletary, a 12th grader at Peach County High School, and his 10th grade schoolmate Claire Story play a game of ladder ball at the 4H/FFA Youth Ag Day at Fort Valley State University Sept. 22. About 650 middle and high school students attended the event designed to expose them to the university's agriculture programs. In addition to the games, participants enjoyed a lunch and attended the FVSU-Benedict College football game.

"The main purpose of the activity is to get kids on campus at an early age," said Phillip Petway, FVSU's 4-H County Agent. He said the event introduced the students to some of the majors available in the university's College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology. The more a child feels connected to a school, the more it can pay off when it comes to recruiting them to a college, such as FVSU, Petway said.