Posted Date: 10/01/2019
Third and fourth graders attend the annual AG Expo.This event is sponsored by the Laramie Peak Cattlewomen of Platte County and is meant to educate students on all things agriculture based! Students rotate through a series of stations and demonstrations led by individual Cattlewomen, PCSD#1 FFA members, as well as other community members, learning specific content along the way. Including: being aware of the needs of livestock and different uses of dairy and beef cattle; gaining an understanding of the lifecycle of cattle by getting a chance to conduct a simulated “preg test” and observe cow-calf pairs; recognize that horses are working animals; as well as to realize that farming and ranching machinery can be dangerous. A few fun opportunities included: petting, grooming, and feeding a bum calf named Toby, getting the chance to sit in a saddle, as well as to talk with some FFA High School Seniors about what their future plans are after graduation. All in all, this was an opportunity that each student was sure to take something away from, and see that agriculture is a part of our everyday lives.