Project RED held at the Lenawee County Fair & Event Grounds


Project RED (Rural Education Days) – Neither rain, nor snow, nor cold winds could deter more than 500 students in the 4th grade, their teachers, and chaperones from the opportunity to participate in Project RED days at the Lenawee County Fair Grounds recently. Project RED is an annual event focused on bringing agricultural, animal, and science information to county students. In some sessions, students were asked and derived answers to many ag-related questions. In other sessions, students were able to observe small animals and also see a sheep shearing demonstration.    Students traveled through 7 stations including Michigan Hardwoods, Sheep Shearing, Crops, Dairy, Careers in Agriculture, Water Quality and Small Animals.  In these interactive sessions students asked questions and exchanged ideas with presenters throughout the day.  These engaged and attentive county students departed from the fairgrounds with a better understanding of modern agriculture topics in today’s world.

Fourth grade students from the following schools participated: Addison, Clinton, Herrick Park & Patterson (Tecumseh), Lenawee Christian, Morenci, Sacred Heart, Sand Creek, St. Stephens, & Onsted. Gratitude for staging this event goes to the following sponsors: Farm Bureau, the Lenawee ISD, LISD-TECH Agricultural Technology Program, and the Lenawee County Extension Service. Presenters at the various stations were MI Hardwoods/Tri County Logging, MSU Extension, 4-H Small Animal Association, Crop Production Services, Lenawee County Dairy Producers, LISD Tech Center FFA, and Sand Creek FFA. Many county agencies and resources combined in the development and presentation of this project to serve the youth of our county well.