Shelbyville Daily Union


June 10, 2014

Shelby County second graders attend annual Animal Ag Day

Shelby County second graders gathered on the fairgrounds Wednesday, April 30, to meet farmers who raise and care for livestock. The 6th Annual Animal Agriculture Day gave students an up close touch and feel experience with livestock while learning the importance of these animals as food providers. 221 students, teachers and parents attended from Central A& M, Herrick, Shelbyville Main Street and Windsor Elementary Schools.

Area livestock producers came and shared their knowledge about their animals while the students moved through eight stations. Speakers included: Jeffrey Coleman and Chase Jackson, sheep; Elliott Smithson and Matthew White, poultry; Lucas Daniels, horses; Austin Rincker and Joel Schultz, beef cattle; Olivia Telgmann and Alex Walden, dairy cattle.

Amy Rochkes, Shelby County Farm Bureau Manager says, “Livestock is a vital part of the agriculture industry in Shelby County. It is necessary for students to understand these animals are well-cared for and in return the animals provide us food and other by-products used every day in our lives.”

At one of the stations, Stewardson-Strasburg FFA Members, Andrew Yakey, Jacob Gaugh, Kristina Beitz, Brittany Ballinger, and Kaitlin Slifer talked about animal nutrition and led students through a hands-on-activity making feed sacks. Students made a snack which contained all the nutrients animals eat in their daily feed ration. The “feed sacks” included toasted oat cereal for carbohydrates; peanuts for protein; raisins for minerals; Skittle’s for vitamins; M&M’s for water and Reese’s Pieces for fat.

The highlight for the day was making plastic bag ice cream. This station was lead by members of the Windsor FFA. Groups of four students worked with FFA Members to shake an ice cream mixture of whole milk, heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla. The ingredients were sealed in a Ziploc bag, placed inside a coffee can and shook for about 10 minutes to get a delicious ice cream treat. Those members were Hayden Cole, Spencer Blackburn, Sydney Boehm, Mitchell Haddock, Katie Cline, Courtney Fallert and Sarah Hostetter.

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