DECATUR COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - Last month, dozens of 4-H students across south Georgia, including three from Decatur County, went to the University of Georgia in Tifton to learn all about cotton, from growing the crops to the cotton market after it's been harvested.
The students spent a full day doing hands on activities and seeing firsthand how much work goes into producing cotton.
Experiences like the Cotton Stem workshop show students that they could pursue a future in farming if they chose to.
"We also talked to them about the advances in precision that have been going on with cotton," said Nan Bostick, Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Agent in Decatur County. "I think because they did the hands learning, they were able to see that this is what they could do in the future."
This is the second Cotton Stem workshop that has been held, but the first time that 4-H students spent an entire day learning about cotton.