A representative with the Wilcox County Army Corps of Engineers demonstrated the importance of water safety during a 4-H event at Wilcox Academy. The students learned how important natural resources are to the county and how to be safe when enjoying the natural resources.
4-H Volunteer Rose Hill held “Farm Day” for 4-Hers in the 5th and 6th grades at her farm in Camden. Students were taught how to plant seeds, harvest production, and the importance of hoop houses. The students also enjoyed watching the farm’s irrigation system run by solar power.
Regional Extension Agent Janice Hall conducted a canning working at the Gee’s Bend Ferry Terminal. Attendees learned how to safely canned their home grown fruit and vegetables.
Members of the Leadership Wilcox class attended Tourism Day and learned more about the positive effects tourism has on the economy in Wilcox County. Members are the group are shown holding one of the quilts of the Gee’s Bend Quilters.
4-H members collected can goods to donate to the local food pantry to use in case of a disaster in Wilcox County. The food drive ran for one month and the students collected over a 1,000 cans for this great cause.
Regional Extension Agent Rudy Yates is demonstrating how to use a portable cotton gin during Safety Day at JE Hobbs Elementary School.
Archery is now in Wilcox County! To introduce this new 4-H club, a summer day camp was held to encourage students ages 9-18 to participate in this fun new sport. Archery will be taught for 8th graders attending Camden School of Arts and Technology and an after school club will be held twice a month.
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Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.
U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.
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