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Albion FFA gives elementary kids a feel for farm life

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 April 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Members of the Albion FFA are capping FFA Week by hosting the Mini Farm at the high school ag shop today. This photo shows Olivia Krenning, a fifth-grader, and FFA member Emilie Barleben at a station with pigs. Olivia’s family loaned the pigs for today’s visit by about 600 elementary school students. Olivia’s father Adam Krenning is the FFA advisor and the school’s agriculture teacher.

Harrison Brown, a sophomore in the FFA, introduces students to a 13-day-old calf loaned to the Mini Farm by the Beam family. Harrison is holding a bottle with milk replacer, a nutrient rich formula fed to baby calves. Harrison said the calf’s name is Baby Bum.

FFA members Arella Ives, left and Hannah Wehling show students a pony brought in by FFA member Rylie Lear.

Rylie Lear takes questions about cows that her family brought to the Mini Farm.

Emily Blanchard talks about new-born turkeys. There were several other stations that introduced students to animals and farm equipment.