MHS FFA hosts 60 at annual Ag Awareness Day

Marion-Florence FFA members Antone Vinduska and Tyler Makovec talk about swathers to third-graders from Hillsboro and Marion elementary schools during the annual “Ag Awareness day.” About 60 elementary students participated.The Marion-Florence FFA Chapter hosted its annual FFA Ag Awareness Day Friday, May 6, at the Marion football stadium.

They invited the third-graders from Marion and Hillsboro elementary schools. About 60 students participated in the event.

The day was comprised of presentations about farming practices involving agricultural equipment, safety and animal agriculture.

FFA members and their topics were: Elizabeth Meyer and Carley Stapleford, sheep; Nicholas Stuchlik and Jeremy Hett, hay balers and PTO safety; Remington Putter and Malachi Sippel, ATV safety; Cody Parmley and Corin Parmley, swine; Cade Harms and Jarret McLinden, beef cattle; Caleb Hett, tillage equipment; Aidan Cairns, poultry; Zane Slater, combines; Antone Vinduska and Tyler Mako­vec, swathers; Kaitlyn Goebel, rabbits; Ezra Dar­nall and A.J. Cogdill, soil nutrients, Kim Vanderzan­den, horses; Joey Nickel and Braydin Sippel, entomology; and Riley Hake, mower safety.

Partners in the event included Becky Makovec, Prairieland Partners John Deere, and Straub Inter­national, who assisted with making presentations, or supplying animals or equipment for the presentations.

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