4-H Program Introduces youth to green energy

Jerry (Dan) Swafford

Dan Swafford, 4-H project associate, right, demonstrates green energy to high school students.

Since the beginning of the past school year, a 4-H program operating out the state 4-H office at Virginia Tech has been working to introduce Virginia high school agriculture students to the basic concepts of green energy.

4-H project Associate Dan Swafford has been traveling the state presenting  programs dealing with green energy to high school agriculture students. Swafford, a retired high school agriculture teacher, uses hands-on activities to educate students about various green energy sources such as solar, wind and bio-mass. Swafford also explains to the students the importance that coal and natural gas play in our state’s energy mix. During its first year this program has reached almost 1,000 high school students.

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