Ag Ed Update
By Miranda Hornung, Exeter-Milligan Ag Education Instructor and FFA Co-Sponsor
Animal Science class has been learning about space requirements needed to produce livestock. For their final project, they were tasked with designing a blueprint of animal housing for a species of their choice and creating a scale model of the facility. Facilities produced included a feedlot, a swine confinement, a sheep barn, and a horse stable. Pictured is Cade Kresak working on his cattle model.
The other Ag & Shop classes are also off to the races for 2nd quarter. Welding class has been setting up the new equipment and watching demonstrations from industry professionals to learn different techniques for the welding processes. The Plant Science class has been researching what affects plant growth and experimenting on pansy flowers with different temperature, light, and water variables. Agribusiness students are wrapping up their financial recordkeeping unit by reviewing concepts related to balance sheets, income statements, and budgets. The 8th grade Ag class learned about natural resources in agriculture by creating "edible soil layers" and participating in a non-renewable resource simulation with water and crackers in class. The EMF FFA chapter served meals to farmers during harvest, attended Husker Harvest Days, and held a pumpkin painting contest at the October monthly meeting. FFA members are currently starting to prepare and practice for the Leadership Development Events contest held in January.