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Firth students get to be 'farmer for a day'

April 28, 2014

Morning News-Lisa Lete A.W. Johnson Elementary School student Dana Mairque was grinning as she milked the Farm Bureau Federation's mock cow at school on Monday. The cow-milking lesson was part of the "Farmer For A Day" event sponsored by the Farm Bureau Federation and Firth High School FFA.

It was all about farming and the importance of agriculture at A.W. Johnson Elementary School on Monday as students experienced various
farm and agricultural related activities at the "Farmer For A Day" event sponsored by the Farm Bureau Federation and Firth High School FFA.
Outside the students had hands on fun with a variety of farm animals such as goats, cows, chickens and rabbits. The hens even laid a few eggs in their pen while they were at the school - helping to make the point "that eggs come from poultry," not from a carton at the grocery store.
Indoors, the students learned about dairy farming - even learning cow-milking techniques with a mock cow provided by the Farm Bureau Federation. They also learned about beekeeping and wheat grinding. For a treat, they made homemade honey butter that they used on freshly baked wheat rolls.
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