Farms join schools to Tifton community

Leaders have lunch over locally grown food. / Jessica Fairley

Tifton school officials and community leaders teamed up for the school system's very first 'Farm to School' event.

During a luncheon, the group went over why it's important for students to understand agriculture and how food lands on their dinner table.

In Tift County's Future Farmers of America program students learn how to breed plants and other details about farming.

Officials say they try to connect each lesson to math science and social skills.

"A lot of our foods that the children consume they don't understand where it comes from. So we want them to understand the connection between the farm and what they see on their plates," said Vanessa Hayes, Tift County School System Nutrition Director.

The 10th annual 3rd grade children's farm day scheduled for this Friday has been postponed due to inclement weather.

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