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Duplin County 4th Graders Enjoy a “Pig Party”


KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA- April 5, 2019 - Fourth grade students were excited to attend the “4th Grade Pig Party” at the Duplin Events Center this week.  The event, sponsored by Smithfield Hog Production Division and Duplin County 4-H, provided all fourth graders in the school system with the opportunity to learn about pig production and the importance of agriculture in our county.  

Students  participated in hands-on experiences throughout the day including eleven learning stations.  While visiting the numerous displays, students learned how pigs are taken care of, what they eat, and where Duplin County ranks in North Carolina pig production.  In addition to the learning stations, students sat on hay bales and enjoyed a special skit. Several of them could be heard throughout the day singing the song they learned.  Lunch, provided by Smithfield, was also a highlight of the day.

The “4th Grade Pig Party” was truly a success!  “We are incredibly fortunate to have partners such as Smithfield Hog Production and Duplin County 4-H to assist us in teaching our students how important agriculture is to our county, state, nation, and to the world,” said Superintendent Dr. Austin Obasohan. “When we have the opportunity to take students out of the classroom and have them totally engaged in hands-on learning, it is very exciting. On behalf of our Board of Education, I want to thank Smithfield Hog Production and Duplin County 4-H for this event and for being an integral part in our students’ education.”