Orchard provides setting for FFA to read book on apples

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 May 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Emily Blanchard, a member of the Albion FFA, reads a book, The Apple Orchard Riddle, to second graders at the FFA’s Land Lab today.

FFA high schoolers read the book by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas to second grade classes as part of an ag literacy effort. Normally ag literacy is in March, but Albion pushed it back so students could be out in the orchard in May. The trees should be in blossom later this week.

Alexis Bentley reads the book to students in Lisa Burlison’s class.

These second graders are happy to be outside to hear the story read by Emilie Barleben of the FFA.

Allyson Graham, left, and Mikayla Yaskulski read to these second graders in Jamie Beach’s class.