The Douglas-Carson Farm Bureau Federation hosted Ag Day at Meneley Elementary School on Oct. 18. With 16 stations from horses and bucking barrels where students learned about rodeo to vet science and forest management, the almost 400 students grades Pre-K to fifth learned about local agriculture. The bureau partnered with many area farmers, ranchers, and community groups to host the day.
The highlight of the day was FFA and Ag students from DHS who brought their animals including sheep, lambs, and chickens. The students and advisors worked all day at many stations to support Ag Day.
"Who knew a little popcorn kernel could make kids so happy,” Douglas FFA President Gracie Watts said. “I’m so excited we got the chance to visit CC Meneley and help the students connect a little more with agriculture. I can’t wait for more opportunities like this."
Douglas Ag program student Xaraya Fristed said she was happy to work with goat Bailey.
“I am so glad I got to talk to the kids and help them learn about our programs,” she said.
Douglas High Ag teacher Robin Futch said she received positive feedback from all the FFA students.
“I was excited to have the FFA students active in the community again,” she said. “They really had fun teaching the younger students about agriculture.”
The Bureau thanked DHS Ag and FFA program student and advisors, Nevada Department of Ag for Moolisa, Hanna Beth Tems with Dare to be a Cowboy, Douglas County Historical Society, Carson Water Subconservancy, Carson City Les Schwab, Carson River Water District, River Wranglers, Full Circle Compost, Nevada Division of Forestry, Linda Huntsberger with Western Nevada CattleWomen, and Caitlyn Costa and James Settlemeyer, and Debbie Gilmore with Mason Valley Beekeepers.