Pike County Times

advanced search engine by freefind
PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295.
www.venmo.com/u/pikecountytimes, $pikecountytimes, and PayPal.Me/PikeCountyTimesLLC.
Editor Becky Watts: Phone # 770-468-7583 editor(@)pikecountytimes.com
Welcome to Pike County Times.com

Consider buying an advertisement for your business or sending a donation to Pike County Times to support the only free online newspaper in Pike County. Donations can be sent to: The Pike County Times, PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295. You can also donate through www.venmo.com/u/pikecountytimes, $pikecountytimes, and PayPal.Me/PikeCountyTimesLLC.

Thanks for supporting Pike County's only free online newspaper!

Farm Day Returns to Chestnut Oak in a 10th Grader's SAE Project
By Editor Becky Watts

MEANSVILLE - Once upon a time, Farm Day at Chestnut Oak was an annual event for Pike County kindergartners, but it has been gone for a long time. On April 12, 2024, Farm Day came back to after an extended absence.

It took 9 months of planning this Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), this Farm Day Experience became a lifetime memory for 260 second graders with the help of 10th grader Annikah Self, her Supervisor Shannon Barlett, and 28 student volunteers.

A quick interview at the event led to information like the fact that everything was donated for this event.

Farm Bureau, the Pike County Extension Office, Chick-fil-A, Home Depot, Terry Ison and Kim Pohle giving the hayrides to students, Tammy Grau with the petting zoo, Liberty Hill Honey Company, LLC, the Mobile Dairy Classroom, and Senior Wildlife Biologist (Herpetologist) Daniel Sollenberger from GA DNR WRD Wildlife Conservation Section helped bring the farm and nature to life for these kids as they learned about the life cycles of plants (that seed, sprout, and grow), the cycle for water with a duck race to add some fun, honey bee propagation, and more!

Students were asked questions that they will need for the upcoming Milestones testing so standards for the state were at the forefront of this fun activity.

Two sets of photos are in their original size on Pike County Times’ Facebook page for easy saving and sharing of memories. Thanks to all who brought this event back to life! It looked like everyone had a wonderful time!

These pictures are featured on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pikecountytimes. These sets of pictures are currently pinned at the top of the page and can also be accessed through my photos.