Maxwell FFA students become a teacher for the day

Maxwell FFA members held their annual Ag Day last Wednesday for Maxwell Elementary students, grades kindergarten through eighth grade. The FFA students provided many information booths to educate their underclassmen about agriculture. Topics included goats, sheep, swine, horses, the dairy and beef industry, as well as welding and floriculture.

Serving students ice cream, Grace Waddell gave her presentation about the dairy industry. Sarah Fleming shared her knowledge about horses, and Hannah Azevedo discussed the different breeds and methods of care for goats and sheep.

The three-hour event also included first-year FFA member Morgan Dennis who showed the young students proper swine showmanship skills.

“I like Ag Day because it’s the one time of the year we get to become the teacher. It’s fun to teach the elementary school kids what we know about the things we enjoy doing and to get them interested in joining FFA in the future,” said Dennis.

From bunnies to calf roping, Maxwell Ag Day was a huge success.

“I liked the bunnies and eating ice cream the most,” said Tessa Edwards, a fourth-grade student at Maxwell Elementary.

Maxwell FFA advisor Jarred Meyers said that over 43 students planned the event and each had vital roles into making it happen.

“The high school students learn to be leaders by teaching the younger generation what they’ve learned in high school, This event is important to show the younger generation about what the FFA has to offer as well as teaching them about agriculture, which is essential in everyday life,” said Meyers. “We love getting the younger generation excited about FFA.”