“Ag is the No. 1 industry in Walker County and in the state of Georgia,” he said.
LHS’s ag teacher said it is sometimes easy to forget how popular ag-related projects are in local schools, even as the area becomes less rural and more of a bedroom community for nearby cities and industries.
“Several of those showing at the festival keep their goats at school during the show season,” Gardner said. “A lot of the kids don’t live on the farm — they live in the city.”
The teachers agreed that raising livestock helps youngsters build confidence, learn responsibility and gives every child an opportunity to participate in an activity that aims to serve individuals and groups.
The festival on Saturday lets them proudly show the result of their hard work and dedication.
“This will, in some ways, recall the county fairs of the past,” Forrester said..