Fifth graders join Mt. Gilead FFA for Food for America

Thursday, May 10th, 50 fifth grade students traveled to Hubschmans farm to join the Mt. Gilead FFA members in an event-filled day called Food for America.

Students were put into groups and learned about large animals, small animals, agronomy, natural resources, and food products. They were able to pet and hold animals like rabbits, chickens, goats, llamas, pigs and a calf.

Other things they were able to participate in were activities like making butter, test their knowledge on animal tracks and naming types of animal skins.

After a quick lunch students played a game of kickball, sac raced, 3-legged race, and tested Dolly the llama’s patience seeing how close they could get without her spitting on them. To end the day the 5th graders were rewarded for their good behavior with an all time favorite, popsicles!

After talking with the high school kids, making new friends and learning a lot about where their food came from, they loaded the buses back to the school.

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