ASHLAND — On June 1, members of the Ashland FFA Chapter traveled to Reagan Elementary School to help wrap up the school year with a Farm Carnival.

Sage Runion, Camryn Cox, Laney McNamara, Kelsey Kaesar, Wyatt Carter, Nick Cartwright, Tanner Harpster, James Coffman, Brylynn Mottawa, Raelee Weiler, and Bella Potts helped Reagan students interact with steers, sheep, a miniature horse, pygmy goats, Indian Runner ducks, tadpoles, and a rabbit.

Through the interactions, Reagan students learned the importance of proper animal husbandry, how to behave around an animal, and species specific facts.

In addition to the animals, students learned about pumpkins through planting pumpkin seeds with Haley McNaull, Chloe McFrederick, Keaton Christian, Noah Sobish, and Elise Frazer.

At the station, students learned about how to grow a pumpkin and what the “blue stuff” or chemical treatment on seeds is for in addition to proper handling technique.

Not only did Reagan Students learn from this event, but members who helped, began “growing the next generation of leaders who will change the world,” by communicating their knowledge of agriculture with a younger audience.

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