May 5, 2015 (Album) - The 2015 Shelby County Agriculture Education Day was held on Friday, May 1st at the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena. Schools from across the county were invited to attend this event to learn about agriculture, food and nutrition, passenger safety, sport fishing, and beekeeping, just to name a few. Agriculture Education Day is offered free to the public thanks to the following gracious donors: Shelby Savings Bank, Farmers State Bank, Sabine State Bank, SGM Trucking, Boles Feed, Texas Bank & Trust, J.C. McSwain Logging, Woodman of the World, Roscoe McSwain, Commissioner Precinct #1, Center Livestock Auction, R & D Distributing, Boo and Nat Klein, Tomlin Insurance Agency, and Shelby County Farm Bureau.
We would also like to thank the following volunteers for donating their time and/or equipment and efforts to make such an event successful: Texas Parks & Wildlife, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Texas Extension Education Association, Sheriff Willis Blackwell, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Forest Service, Center Fire Department, Shelby County Farm Bureau, Fish & Still Equipment, Joe Anderson, Norman Hurt, Boo Klein, Venorah McSwain, Ceclia Boles, Anna Lee, Shelby County Leadership Advisory Board member Terry Allen, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agents Joel Redus, Lee Dudley, Liz Espie and Cathy Pearson, 4-H’ers Emily Damian, Jaxon Brittain, Wesley Wages and Hunter McSwain, Shelbyville JCC members, and Matthew Gregston.
A special thank you to the school districts and teachers across Shelby County for participating in this event. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for Shelby County youth to understand agriculture and how it affects our everyday lives. We had over 1,000 youth and adults to attend this year. Again, we would like to say, “Thank you very much for your continued support of Shelby County youth.”