Food For America was held Friday Sept. 28. There were 16 El Dorado Springs FFA members to help with educating kids from all across town. We invited several preschools and the entire Elementary to come learn more about agriculture.
Some of the members were teaching the kids about the differences between animals. Some of the animal booths were: sheep, goats, cattle and chickens. Students had an opportunity to learn about tractor safety and to see what it was like to be in a tractor. There was a petting zoo with animals such as: rabbits, miniature pony, turkeys, pigs, chickens, bottle calf and a goat. Students were able to get up close with the animals.
Students had an opportunity to milk a cow using a stimulator that was made in the agriculture shop. Here students were learning hands-on. Finally, students had the opportunity to make a necklace out of soybeans. This was for them to take something home and realize how important agriculture is.
Food for America is a great experience for kids and an awesome opportunity for high school students to teach them about agriculture.