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FFA connects with elementary students on Ag Literacy Day

Posted 24 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Megan Rosato, FFA Reporter – FFA President Sara Millspaugh, left, reads “Who Grew My Soup?” to an elementary classroom on Thursday, which was Ag Literacy Day. She was joined by FFA member Mackenzie Luft.

By Kellie O’Hearn, Albion FFA Vice President

ALBION – Ag Literacy Day was this past Thursday on March 20. Ag Literacy Day is celebrated every spring by educating members in the community about agriculture.

The Albion FFA made a point to celebrate the day by reading and educating every second grade classroom in the Albion Elementary School. Fourteen FFA members and FFA officers visited seven second grade classrooms.

The FFA members read “Who Grew My Soup?” a short story about Phineas Quinn who needed to know where all the vegetables in his soup came from. The story taught the second graders that in order for them to get all their fresh produce and food, there is an entire agriculture process involved.

The students then learned about the five food groups and why each is important. They colored cut-out hands with the five groups, as a reminder to eat a balanced diet and stay healthy. Students learned plenty about how agriculture works and the processes involved in getting their families not only fresh food but also other essential items.

This group of Albion FFA students spread the word on Ag Literacy Day, sharing the story, “Who Grew My Soup?”