The local Susanville FFA chapter hosted its annual Farm City Day event recently, with about 180 students learning about agriculture.
The Thursday, Nov. 14 event consisted of 26 volunteer FFA members teaching 185 second graders from the local elementary schools about agriculture and its importance.
During the event, the participating second graders from Johnstonville Elementary School, Richmond Elementary School and McKinley Elementary School rotated through nine different stations.
At each station, the students learned about various parts of agriculture: poultry and poultry products, sheep and sheep products, water and its importance in agriculture, cuts of meat and where they are located on the animals, cotton and products made from cotton, the various layers of soil, the differences between beef cattle and dairy cattle, tractor safety, and livestock and their different feed requirements.
At the end of the event, the second graders and volunteers posed for a picture and enjoyed snacking on dessert soil cups.
The event was considered a huge success and could not have been made possible without the countless hours of preparation and the participation of the local elementary schools.