Every year the State Fair of Texas holds an exhibit that allows children to learn just what it takes to run a farm. The children can gather eggs, plant seeds, dig up vegetables and milk a cow. They also learn to sell crops and receive "money" for working on the farm. At the last stop in the exhibit, the children can spend earned money at the Little Hands Grocery Store.
Recently, fifteen Celeste FFA students were selectively chosen to serve as group leaders and guides for the “Little Hands on the Farm” exhibit at The State Fair of Texas. The students excelled while working along side of their advisor, Stephen Dillard, on opening day, Friday, September 28. Part of their assigned duties were to help spread the word on agriculture in today’s society, as well as assisting children six years of age and younger throughout the hands-on exhibit, demonstrating to them how agriculture affects daily life. The students of Celeste High School FFA gained invaluable experience in working with the public and helping to educate others.