Local FFA Chapter Holds ‘Food for America’ Program
For Stevens Point News
Submitted by the Stevens Point Future Farmers of America Chapter
MILLADORE — On Friday, May 4, The Stevens Point FFA Chapter held its annual Food for America program on Otto Dairy in Milladore.
There were over 550 elementary students, teachers and parents who attended the event. The Elementary Schools involved were Jefferson Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, and Roosevelt Elementary. Students walked around the farm and found out about various aspects of the agricultural industry.
Topics included dairy production, how cranberries are grown, machinery safety, cheese, milk, butter, poultry, and horses. FFA members were group leaders that lead the students and parents around, having presenters teach them about the station topic. There were 32 group presenters, with the children in a group of 8-10 individuals per group.
“During the beautiful 70 degree weather, both the participants, leaders and presenters had great fun. They took the opportunity to teach the future leaders that you will get what you want to achieve when you have accomplished it. Thanks to our sponsors , the students had the opportunity to taste dairy products, touch various animals, and to see what life on the farm is like.”
“Food for America is to show and teach the future adults that food does not grow by itself. It needs hard working agriculturists to water them, feed them, and take care of them. They give us our food, our dinner. This is the goal of the Food for America Program and the FFA organization as a whole-to create more agriculturally aware and literate students who will serve as the future agriculture leaders.”