Liberty Ranch FFA hosted its annual Fall Ag Day on Friday, Sept. 30, and 300 third graders from four local elementary schools came to learn about agriculture.

Liberty Ranch FFA chapter officers kicked off the day with a welcome and then excused the students to their group leaders to find their first learning station. FFA students took on the roles of teachers and led more than 30 stations where they taught nine different agriculture-based lessons. These were designed by our Ag Leadership students to align with national agriculture standards. For example, they taught about soil, tractors and other farming technology, food science, the farm-to-fork process, and other topics in a fun way.

The kids also went to a pumpkin patch where they read a story from the newly elected greenhand officers, were able to go on a hayride around the campus, and finally got to pet some baby farm animals, including a calf, lambs, piglets and kids (baby goats).

The Liberty Ranch FFA students had so much fun preparing and teaching their lessons, and they hope everyone who attended had as much fun as they did. Huge thank you to Big Valley Tractors for lending two tractors so all the students could get an up-close look at what helps farmers harvest food.