Friday was Farm Day at Byron-Bergen Elementary School
Above, an FFA member teaches a younger student about livestock.
Submitted photos and press release:
On Friday, June 11, the Byron-Bergen FFA brought agriculture education to the Kindergarten classes. Members of the Future Farmers of America introduced the younger students to a variety of animals including cows, sheep, goats and ducks.
The outdoor event on the Elementary School grounds was a collaboration between FFA advisor Jeffrey Parnapy and Kindergarten teacher Ayn Gardner.
“We reached out to local people who own animals, a farmer brought his tractor in, and we’re also learning about different kinds of feed,” Parnapy said. “Both 4H and FFA members are presenting their animals and answering the kindergarteners’ questions.”
In some cases, the younger students were able to touch the animals.
“I like petting the lambs,” said kindergartener Evelyn Haywood.
“Looking around today, I already think that this is going to have to be a yearly event,” Parnapy said. “Everyone is having a blast and I’m so excited that we were able to provide this experience for the kindergarten students.”
Upstate Milk donated milk and cheese sticks for all the students and the FFA provided goodie bags for participating elementary students.
First three photos courtesy of Amanda Dedie. Bottom photo courtesy of Ayn Gardner.
Above, 4H member participating in Byron-Bergen Farm Day.
Above, Byron-Bergen students.
Above, students learn about farm machinery.