A is for Agriculture

Published 5:49 pm Friday, February 14, 2020

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As reported earlier this week, a former Windsor Elementary School teacher has been honored for her work in promoting agriculture in her lesson plans. Specifically, Pamela Hall, now of Carrollton Elementary School, has been named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2020 Teacher of the Year.

We applaud her past efforts and this well-deserved recognition. Further, we are encouraged that she’ll definitely continue to make her students aware of the importance of growing our food and cotton.

We would like to see more such efforts made by Southampton County teachers than those that already exist. In Western Tidewater, A is for Agriculture, and the sooner that children learn the importance of this profession, the better. No doubt there are still adults who believe their food comes only from grocery stores, and that clothes originate in department shops. That’s a misconception that should never have been allowed to happen … but it did.

So, let’s continue to educate and demonstrate when and where possible so that there’s no question as to why agriculture should be as vital to school curriculum as any other subject.