Sandoval Grade School Ag Day

June 11, 2018
Sandoval Grade school students ended their school year with a day focused on Agriculture. The day’s activities were coordinated by the Sandoval FFA members. Early Childhood/Preschool classes all the way through the 6th grade participated in the activities. Participants were able to learn more about specific animals while petting a pony, goats, rabbits, and chickens. The animals were provided by Raymond Fatheree. Students were also able to sit in and explore a bigger style tractor that were provided by Wiley Snyder. Marion County Agriculture in the Classroom Coordinator Meggan Heistand helped by teaching students about swine production. University of Illinois Extension staff, Liz Miller, educated all students about growing seeds. 
All volunteers and Sandoval FFA members greatly enjoyed spending the day with the grade school students. Many grade school students had never had the opportunity to pet some of the animals or climb up in a big tractor. It truly was a great day where approximately 300 students were made more aware of agriculture.