To the editor:

The Carroll County Farm Bureau would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the employees of the Remick Museum of Tamworth for their efforts in making the N.H. Agriculture in the Classroom’s “Farm to School” program last week such a resounding success.

We would also like to give our appreciation to the teachers, aides and parents from the nine Carroll County elementary schools that participated in the wonderful and informative program run by Debbi Cox, the coordinator of the program. Just shy of 200 fourth-graders attended the program that ran from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. last Thursday.

The students were able to hold and, pet animals, and ask questions of the presenters for 15 minutes and then rotate to the next station. Besides cows, horses, sheep, goats and pigs, the children were introduced to haying equipment, milking equipment and all types of other farm equipment that is used in producing food for their homes and school.

The goal of the program is to help children understand where their food really comes from. It is not the freezer at Hannaford’s or their school kitchen, but farms across the country and, more specifically, their county.

If you don’t think the program is needed, try these for questions and answers: Can you milk a chicken? What food do you get from a chicken? Answer: Eggs and fish. There were many others that indicated the program is badly needed, but not as obvious as these two.

It was a fun and educational day for everybody, and we hope the teachers who brought their classes found it productive and will consider coming back again next year.

Kudos to you, Remick Museum employees, for making the day so successful.

Dave Babson

Carroll County Farm Bureau

president

Ossipee

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