FFAers lead annual ?Ag Awareness Day?

The Marion-Florence FFA Chapter hosted its annual FFA Ag Awareness Day Monday, at the transportation building on Eisenhower Drive.

The students invited third-graders from Marion and Hillsboro elementary schools; about 90 students participated in the event.

FFA members organized and presented rotational sessions about farming practices involving agricultural equipment, safety and animal agriculture.

FFA members making presentations were Dylan Carpenter, Dylan Pippin and Remington Putter on ATV safety, Elizabeth Meyer and Carley Stapleford on sheep, Raleigh Kroupa and Bret Voth on hay balers, Meggan Frese and Alli Molleker on horses, Kaitlyn Goebel and Krisde Robinson on rabbits, Aidan Cairns and Malachi Sippel on poultry, Nicholas Stuchlik and Zane Slater on combines, Zac Dvorak and Landon Pedersen on goats, Cade Harms on beef, Antone Vinduska and Tyler Mako?vec on swathers, and Caleb Hett on tillage equipment.

?The FFA chapter would like to thank Cooperative Grain and Supply, Straub Equipment, the Natural Resource and Conservation Service and Prairieland Partners for their help with making presentations or supplying equipment for the presentations,? said Mark Meyer, advisor.