Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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Students scope Basin products at Farm Expo
March 2, 2005
It's not every day that a student gets to sit on a
bale of hay and learn about the world around them.
Event organizer Christy
Flowers anticipates that during the event that began
Tuesday and ends today approximately 1,100 students
will tour the 15 exhibits, get a close-up look at
farming equipment and meet the animals.
"I think it's a big
thing to a lot of kids," Flowers said, "I know a lot
of them seem to like the small animals."
Students are scheduled
to show up for morning and afternoon sessions at the
expo and split up into groups. They travel from one
exhibit to the next, hands full of plastic bags
packed with leaflets, potato chips and the
occasional purple potato.
The Klamath Water Users
were new presenters this year with an exhibit
featuring a video presentation, a map of local wells
and irrigation districts and a map of what the Basin
was like 100 years ago.
"We used to have sugar
beets and we don't have them any more," Flowers
The Klamath County 4-H
exhibit put the focus on small animals with rabbits,
chickens, a lamb and a baby goat showcased by
children in the 4-H program.
Master Gardeners taught
students about the importance of seeds, from carrots
to coconuts, and how each is unique.
At the Midland Porkies
exhibit the speaker taught students about the many
uses for the parts of a pig, including snouts used
as dog treats, causing girls in the front row of hay
bales to cover their noses.
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