By Amanda Seger and Tommy Meyer, chapter reporters
The Fort Loramie FFA chapter had a successful day at the Fort Loramie Liberty Days. The chapter operated a petting zoo with animals provided by FFA members. Through community service efforts, the Fort Loramie FFA strives to educate youth and adults to help them understand how food goes from the animal to the plate. Through hands-on experience, youth interacts with animals and have the opportunity to ask questions.
The petting zoo was full of farm animals for youth to explore. Not only did the petting zoo give children the opportunity to interact with different farm animals but there were also chances for kids to compete and participate in different activities. Some of these activities included a coloring contest, a milk mustache contest, as well as a spin the wheel questionnaire game. The petting zoo provided a brief understanding on the different farm animals which consisted of laying hens, bunnies, a miniature horse, a jersey calf, as well as several kittens that were up for adoption to good homes. The chapter extends their appreciation to all of the families who provided animals to the petting zoo to share with others.
The Fort Loramie FFA is a satellite program of the Upper Valley Career Center.