ABOUT 1700 students from 34 schools in the Western Division visited the Crest Agriculture Show in Lautoka yesterday.
Agriculture Ministry media officer Nacanieli Takele said the event provided an important opportunity for students to learn about things in a practical manner.
"It is a unique opportunity for them to learn about agriculture because they can't just do the theory work," he said.
"They have to see for themselves what they are studying about.
"The general motive is for students to learn, have new ideas, think about things in a different way and see what opportunities and careers they can pursue in agriculture."
Mr Takele said many students had parents or other relatives who were farmers.
"We spoke to some students and many of them are interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, which is a very good thing.
"Many are focusing on harvesting and selling vegetables because they can get money for their produce every six weeks.
"The students are very inquisitive and have shown genuine interest in the displays."
Wellness and fitness was also a major component of the day as students danced to music provided by professional zumba teachers.
Chief guest Dr Isimeli Tukana highlighted the importance of proper diet and exercise.