Albion students get a taste of farm life

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 March 2015 at 12:00 am

FFA students bring in animals, farm equipment

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – FFA member Aaron Burnside shows students a farm tractor, which he told them cost $450,000.

The FFA is hosting its annual Mini-Farm Day today, with elementary students visiting 12 stations of equipment and animals. The event is held the last day of school before Easter break.

This year’s Mini-Farm includes chicks that hatched through an ag science class. Shelby Restivo holds this 7-day-old chick.

These chicks hatched 28 days ago.

Geddy Morgan, an FFA member, shows a baby duck.

Jayne Bannister, a senior, sips a cup of cappuccino while chatting with Janie Schutz. Jayne talked with students about the two beef cattle in the pens: Eva Encore, born Feb. 25, 2013, and Saint Nick, a calf born this past Christmas.

Mackenzie Luft introduces students to Cheerio, a Nigerian Dwarf goat.

Andrew Moore provides tidbits about Oops, his family’s miniature horse.