By HN FFA Reporter Cassidy
A new activity that the HN FFA is doing this school year is hosting monthly Elementary ag lessons. In October, the kindergarten classes visited and had the opportunity to learn about how pumpkins grow, different types, and the many uses of pumpkins. To finish the lesson the students were able to paint a pumpkin donated by Hites Family Farms. In November, the first graders learned about harvesting, why tractors are used, and the different types of crops harvested in Hardin County. Soybeans, corn kernels, and a tractor were brought in for the students to see first hand what these things are. A special thank you to Wilson Farms and Crooks Family for the uses of these objects. The most recent lesson, in December, was over Christmas Trees. The second grade polar bears had the privilege of learning about the different types of trees, where they originated, and how fast they can grow. As a take home the second graders got a coloring book from the Ag students. These lessons have been very educational for all those involved, the FFA will resume in January with the third graders!