EMF FFA Attends Husker Harvest Days
By Amy Kohtz, Ag Educator and FFA Advisor
On September 15th, 44 members made the trek to Grand Island and had the opportunity to attend Husker Harvest Days. Each member that attended brought 5 non-perishable food items with them to donate to the United Way to gain free entry to the farm show. The EMF Chapter donated a total of 222 pounds of food to the program. While attending the event, members completed a scavenger hunt created by UNL to help members engaged with different companies across the different programs of study within the agriculture subject. Members visited with companies about specific questions given to them on the scavenger hunt and then took a photo with the company and tagged the company in a social media post. Once members were done, they were issued a free t-shirt from UNL for completing the scavenger hunt.
Members were able to see autonomous equipment being demonstrated in the field, drone swarm applications and various pieces of new equipment to be used both with the farm and animal operations. We had a great time seeing all of the new equipment and it was great to get members back out to events.