Students from Grove FFA hosted the GLE Petting Zoo at Grove Middle School Practice Field on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event allowed students from the Grove Lower Elementary to learn about a variety of animals typically found on the farm. Livestock included; rabbits, lambs, puppies, chickens, horses, goose, goats, and even some exotic animals like a chinchilla and bearded dragon. In addition students received the opportunity to participate in outdoor Halloween themed games.
“This was an excellent opportunity for FFA members to teach younger students about the importance of agriculture. This hands on opportunity allowed students to enjoy their educational experience,” said Garrett Bergman
“This has been one of my favorite activities in the Grove FFA, I really enjoyed interacting with the Grove Lower Elementary students, they were so excited to see all the farm animals,” said Garren Fields.
Agriculture programs prepare students for high-demand careers in cutting edge industries like biotechnology, renewable energies, engineering, food production, and more. They also teach students how to be leaders and prepare them to take on the challenges of the next generation.
About Grove FFA
The Grove High School Agricultural Education program currently has over 100 students. The program offers a wide array of classes including: Agricultural Exploration & Orientation, Agriscience II, Agribusiness, Animal Science, & Agricultural Power & Technology. The Grove High School FFA chapter works in tandem with the Agricultural Education program to encourage students to develop premiere leadership, personal growth, and career success. The Grove High School Agriculture Educator & FFA Advisor is William Garrett Bergman.