TROY, P.A. (WENY) – Fourth grade students from the Northern Tier had some agricultural fun today in Troy.

The 6th Annual Farm Days event helps teach kids the importance of farming with a fun and hands-on approach. From indoor stations with workers in traditional garb to giant oxen, there was plenty to see at Farm Days.

Students made they way around to all the activities with their favorite being all of the farm animals getting to be up close and personal with them. One of the event organizers, Debbie Lutz, got to tell us more behind the inspiration of the event. Believe it or not it actually has to do with a historical novel.

She told WENY, “This is what we call Farm Days 1866. It's 4th graders from all across the Northern Tier. We follow the book Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.”

“It's the story of Almanzo when he was 9 years old. The story tells of all of the chores he did for a year. So, we tried to bring something to life from every chapter of that book.”

It's tough to go wrong with all of the hands on stations created for the students along with getting to see plenty of farm animals up close as well.

Just because an event is educational, doesn't mean it can't be a fun one!