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Conservation Day in Monroe County

Reported by: Wayne Hereford
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Updated: 10/25/2013 10:22 pm
WREN, Miss. (WTVA)-- Students from all over Monroe County got in touch with nature and agriculture Friday at Lake Monroe.

The kids took part in the annual Conservation Day.

The students saw animals like an alligator, a horse, and even got to try their hands at milking an artificial cow from Mississippi State University.

For organizers, the Conservation Day allows them to share their knowledge with students who may not be in touch with the world of conservation.

"It allows them to get some information for their state tests and hands-on experience. As far as like milking a cow, half the kids out here have never even seen a cow, much less milked one," said Ronda Garcia of the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Garcia said that four out of the five schools in Monroe County were represented.
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