The Fayette FFA has been busy already this year. Fifty eight students recently participated in the Rural and Urban soil judging contest on September 19th, hosted by the Fulton County Soil and Water office. Through this contest eight students were selected to participate in the District land judging contest. The seventh and eighth graders also had the chance in participating this year. Rural members consisting of Taylor West, Dylan Keefer, Andrew Lichtenwald, Casen Burkholder, Jennaya Hibbard, Paige Blad, Cole Stuckey, and Garett Reinking. These students were evaluating soil based on characteristics to see if the land would be suitable for agricultural purposes. The seven Urban members who moved onto districts were Leah Bussing, Joel Smith, Kaela Seiler, Isaiah Garret, Wade Burkholder, Keegan Carnicom, Dylan Stannard. These students were given the task of judging soil on characteristics to determine if soil would be good for buildings, basement, roads, septic tanks, etc. The seventh and eighth graders also had the chance in participating this year. Great job!
This year the Fayette FFA officers assisted the county in the Annual 3rd Grade Ag Fest. The officer team set up a station where students learned about various animals that included: a cow, horse, guinea pig, duck, chickens, puppy and kittens. The officer taught the students about animal care, safety and general facts about the species.
Next up for the Fayette FFA will be district Dairy cattle, dairy products and Fruit Sales. Look for an FFA member after October 17th, 2014 to purchase fresh Florida citrus, beef jerky, nuts and BBQ sauce.