Farm comes to Albion school to cap off FFA Week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The Albion FFA chapter hosted its annual Mini-Farm Day today when hundreds of elementary students visited livestock, tractors and other farm equipment.

In the top photo, fourth-graders feed a llama under the care of FFA member Elizabeth Bentley.

“We’re bringing the farm to the kids,” said Adam Krenning, FFA advisor and agriculture teacher. “It’s hard to take a field trip to a farm so why not bring the farm to them.”

Elizabeth’s cousin Brian Bentley discussed tractors with a group of students. Kast Farms, Panek Farms and Bentley Brothers all brought over tractors and equipment for the exhibit.

Aaron Burnside shows some of the tractors. There were track tractors and ones with tires. The tires were taller than many of the students.

Riley Kelly, a senior, brushes the feathers on a duck he brought for the Mini-Farm Day. Students brought in all of the animals, except for the pigs. They came from Poverty Hill Farms in Albion, which is owned by the Neal family.

Today’s Mini-Farm Day capped off FFA Week at the school. The Albion chapter last year hosted the state FFA convention. Medina is hosting that event for more than 1,000 students across the state from May 8-10.