The East Clinton FFA recently held an Ag Day event at New Vienna Elementary. Bringing a wide variety of animals and farming equipment, the chapter taught the elementary students where their food comes from, the different animals on a farm, and even equipment safety.
Starting out in the classrooms, each grade was taught animal health and safety, chemical and fire safety, equipment safety, and grain bin safety.
Once all of the children were successfully taught, they were served ham, turkey, cheese, crackers and milk. The children got to learn about where milk comes from, how cheese is made, what grains crackers are made out of, and where the meat comes from on pigs and turkeys.
The children then were able to do some hands-on learning outside — there were mowers, four-wheelers, and dirt bikes in the equipment area where the children learned how to properly start and use the equipment in a safe manner. There were also many different kinds of animals, as the FFA chapter brought goats, a miniature horse, a miniature donkey, chickens, ducks, sheep, pheasants, cattle, and rabbits to let the children pet and learn about.
As part of our annual end-of-the-year activity the chapter also participated in our annual road side clean-up along Road 729.
Overall, the Ag Day was a success, and the FFA chapter is looking forward to having more like it in the future.