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Fairfield FFA hosts elementary students for Farm Safety Day

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FFA members hosted, educated and led elementary students in the Farm Safety Day activities. (Submitted photo)
Emily Haines, Fairfield FFA Reporter

The Fairfield FFA chapter held their annual Farm Safety Day on April 28.

The elementary school students were invited to learn about the safety measures taken in agriculture and on the farm. They also gained information about agriculture in Highland County and Ohio.

Exhibits included chickens, turkey, rabbits, goats, sheep, pigs, cattle, horse and a hunting dog. The students helped shuck field corn and learned how it’s made into cornmeal, and they planted corn seeds in a wet paper towel to learn about germination.

There were also a combine, semi truck and a tractor and planter on site, with FFA members demonstrating how each piece of equipment works and ways to be safe around them.

Luke Jennings, Vice President At Large of the Ohio FFA Association, was also a part of the day. He shared information about FFA and what it means to be in FFA with the students.

Many thanks to Fairfield Elementary for continuing to see the importance of educating our youngest Lions about agriculture.