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On May 11, 2017, Crestview High School FFA held Food For America for the Crestview Elementary students. High school students taught elementary students about agriculture and the Future Farmers of America (FFA) contributions to agriculture. Food for America also a great way for current FFA members to increase their leadership skills and communication skills by teaching the 3rd graders.

The chapter split the 3rd graders into eight groups and then 3rd graders rotated to different activities spending ten minutes at each station. There were 9 stations where the 3rd grades got to learn what FFA is all about, which included viewing the animal projects, the shop and the classroom. The greenhouse was one of the stations where the 3rd graders got to plant their own flower and take the pot home for Mother’s Day. Next was the classroom, where the 3rd graders watched a video about dairy farms in Ohio and then did a craft. Kids then went to the Ag shop and got to watch and learn about welding and wood shop projects. Kadie Myers, one of our members, brought her draft horses and a wagon to have the kids go on a ride around the high school, on the ride she talked about horses. Kids got to stretch their legs with a competition on pedal tractors and they also got the chance to play games with FFA members. Members brought their own tractors to show the the 3rd graders and teach them about tractors and tractor safety. The chapter also had a petting zoo to show kids about what kind of animals they could take as a project if they join FFA in high school. 

 

Third graders pause for a moment from their craft to get a picture
The third graders and current FFA members take a picture in front of our members tractors
Third graders race against each other in a competition