DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Hundreds of 5-year-olds came to the fairgrounds Monday not only for the rides, but for a lesson in farming.
It was "Kindergarten Day" at the National Peanut Festival; it's an opportunity to teach them that peanuts come from, the ground and not a grocery store.
They also learned about tractor safety. The students learned if a tractor has one seat, it's meant for one rider.
"Peanuts are very important for our area because in Alabama, agriculture is still the number one industry!” said peanut farmer Gloria Jeffcoat. “Peanuts are very important; they're full of protein so it's very important for them.”