Badger FFA hosted and assisted with two major Food For America events this past year. The Food For America Program is an educational opportunity focused on agricultural literacy in elementary schools and communities. It is a program developed to assist FFA members and all agricultural education students in leadership skill development as they reach out to youth, peers and their entire communities by sharing the world of agriculture.
The first annual event is “Agriscience Day” which is held in October each year where over 300 district 3rd grade students participate in learning about agriculture through various hands-on learning stations. The Badger FFA members teach the elementary schoolers about topics such as veterinary medicine, food science, plant science, aquaculture (fish farming), wisconsin agriculture commodities, and soil layers.
Pictures from Agriscience Day
The second event that Badger FFA participates in is the Discovery Barn at the Walworth County Fair. The Badger FFA partners with Big Foot FFA to promote agriculture literacy to the local community families at the fair through demonstrations, animal exhibits, and knowledgable FFA members teaching the fair attendees about the various aspects of agriculture.
Pictures from Discovery Barn