Wednesday, March 16

Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives Celebrates National Ag Day

Y.E.S. students participate in National Ag Day activities

Mike Guidry, St. Landry Recycling Center, teaches the importance of recycling to youth
OPELOUSAS, LA – On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives celebrated National Ag Day themed “Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet.” Mike Guidry of the St. Landry Parish-Opelousas Recycling Center facilitated an enrichment on the importance of recycling to students in the Youth Educational Support after-school program. Participants gained knowledge on their role and responsibility to maintain and care for our planet, while also learning about the many ways recycled materials are utilized in sustainable agriculture.

“From making compost to learning that they can make money from recycling goods (cans, bottles, etc.), the students really enjoyed learning about recycling on National Ag Day,” said event organizer, Krystle J. Washington. Many students also committed to begin recycling and encouraging others in their households and communities to do the same. To view pictures from the event, visit the #SUAGDay2016 tag on Instagram.


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