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FFA Takes Third Graders on Food for America Trip

FFA Takes Third Graders on Food for America Trip

Submitted by FFA Reporter Mati Hawk.

On Friday, May 10th the FFA took the third graders on a trip to 4 different places. Those
places included Conny Farms, Martig Farms, Beloit Park, and the Ag Room in the high
school. Many things that the kids enjoyed occurred at these places ranging from seeing
animals, to seeing farm equipment, and planting plants for Mother’s Day. At Conny
Farms the kids were able to see the longhorns, the horses, the farm equipment they use
on a daily basis. How the grain bins work and what they provide for the animals and
workers on a daily basis. At Martig Farms the kids were able to see many dairy cows,
how the cows are milked and where the milk goes. They were also able to see how they
make bird feed, and how the system works when it gets packaged, and shipped off the
many different places around the country. At Beloit Park the kids were able to sit down
at the picnic tables and eat their lunches and hangout with each other, and then they
were able to get up and play on the playground with us and have a good time burning
off some energy. Finally in the Ag Room at the high school the kids were taught how to
properly plant a flower in soil and how to treat it to keep it alive. They also got a treat
that consisted of crushed oreos, gummy worms, and pudding, or dirt pudding. In the end
they were able to take the plants home to their mothers for Mother’s Day. In conclusion,
the kids were taught a variety of things from us at the farms and were able to learn
many different things from different perspectives.