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This event allows members to identify common crop and weed seeds. Participation is limited to 7th – 9th graders who have completed no more than one year of agricultural education. For programs without 7th – 9th grade members, first year 10th grade members would be eligible.

So your chapter can still take home part of the Field Day experience as if we were back on campus, we have a Field Day t-shirt that chapters can order. Dr. Rebekah Epps will be facilitating the shirt sale and distribution. These can be pre-ordered and shipped directly to your school. For more information, please contact Dr. Rebekah Epps.

Wednesday, April 14


The vet science event is developed to allow students to test their knowledge in several different settings. The vet science event has three sections, a written exam, an identification section, and an application section where students will perform a task associated with veterinary science. Content areas of all three sections will include but may not be limited to Behavior, disease, medical terminology, medical records, anatomy/physiology, regulations, patient management, facility management, and genetics.

This is an individual event that is open to all 4-H and FFA members. Individuals will be tested on their civic knowledge. All 4-H & FFA Members from 9-17 registered may compete this year. Participants prepare for the competition by utilizing the KY 4-H Citizenship Curriculum resources. We will use the 100 questions from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test as the final authority for all oral questions at the state competition.

The Caswell Ag Chat is a weekly snap-shot regarding various aspects of agriculture in Caswell County. We’d like to have different perspectives, highlight different farmers in Caswell as well as fold in those farm owners involved in agritourism in order to highlight ‘all things agriculture’ in our beautiful county. Our number one economic driver here is agriculture and as we transition from the larger row crops of tobacco, that are still critical to our county, we would like to keep the citizens of the county aware of how much we have to offer to those who make all types of farming their career choice.

If we are responsible folks, we likely make a trip to the dentist twice per year. A trip to the doctor for a checkup once per year is usually sufficient. Hopefully, you need the services of a lawyer only a few times in your life. But what about farmers? How often do we need the services of a farmer? Every single day of our lives, not just every day, but multiple times each day. And while it’s appropriate to thank God at meal-time if you are so inclined, we also should remember to thank the farmer.

In Caswell, this could very well be Mr. V.Mac. Baldwin

…somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who’d laugh and then sigh…and then respond with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life “doing what dad does”. So, God made a farmer!

You may remember this famous Paul Harvey narrative from a previous Super Bowl ad. This was actually an excerpt from a speech (actual author is unknown) Mr. Harvey gave in 1978 at the national FFA convention where he went on to describe the characteristics of a person that God wants as a farmer.

Written by AC Hodges

As a recent article by Jeremy Markovich in Our State magazine stated, Baldwin is a large man with white hair, metal-rimmed bifocals, a white cowboy hat, black suspenders, and a collared shirt tucked into his jeans. He carries a copy of the New Testament in his shirt pocket. As he drives around his farm in Caswell County — a wide-open expanse of pastures bounded by electric fences and dirt roads that run along the undulating hills — he talks about his cows, mostly. They’re white. Charolais. Originally from France. Leaner than Black Angus. V. Mac controls the whole process — from breeding to selling them — top to bottom. He breeds them. Raises them. Finishes them. Normally, those three steps are split up among different farmers. V. Mac does it all so that he can answer this question: Where did this beef come from? A supermarket butcher can’t tell you in any great detail. V. Mac can.