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Wake Up to Ag Day
Weeks of preparation paid off for students when the Weddington FFA Chapter held Wake Up to Ag Day. This event is held county wide at many public high schools. Three local elementary schools: Wesley Chapel, Weddington, and Antioch; attended this event at Weddington High School. Seventy FFA members prepared presentations for the third graders. The students were proud to have such a range of stations this year. Of the fifteen stations, eight of those had various livestock and poultry including goats, cattle, horses, chickens, and ducks. Along with animals, the members were able to share their knowledge on agricultural mechanics, forestry, horticulture, and veterinarian science. The Weddington FFA, a leadership organization which focuses on key aspects of agriculture, set a major goal for Wake Up to Ag Day to educate and to spread agricultural awareness. The Weddington FFA Chapter had a successful, rewarding day for both the third graders and the FFA. Great job to all participants!
Written by: Jessica Resor, FFA President
Posted: May 08, 2012 by Cheryl Edwards