GREENFIELD — The Eastern Hancock FFA students put on “Ag Day” at the Riley Home Saturday in hopes of educating others about agriculture, but in planning the event, they learned a few lessons themselves.
For one, sunflower seeds will do in a pinch for the spitting contest if you accidentally buy seedless watermelons. And edible activities should be displayed strategically, or attendees will bypass everything else.
“I know our first group went straight to the food,” said Eastern Hancock senior Hallie Wright.
The event, which welcomed dozens of families and their children, celebrated the re-release of James Whitcomb Riley’s 1883 book, “Thoughts fer the Discuraged Farmer.”
But visitors to Ag Day, held in the backyard of the Hoosier Poet’s boyhood home on West Main Street, found nothing to be discouraged about, save for the heat melting their homemade ice cream.