“Conservation Day” held through the University of Illinois Extension Office is a program that is designed to teach area youth important lessons about conservation in agriculture. This year the Christian County Extension Office held their Conservation Day at Kehias Farms near Pana, and had many different activities planned to help teach area youth.
Gary Letterly, Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator with the Extension Office appeared as a guest on a special edition of the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show Live from Christian County Conservation Day. Letterly said during Conservation Day, the Extension and other organizations involved in the event takes the ideas behind conservation, and presents them to students in a way the children can better understand.
Along with Conservation Day, the Extension has several other programs they run throughout the year that help teach these same messages.
Letterly mentioned how many of the organizations that are involved with Conservation Day volunteer their time in an effort to teach area youth during the event.