Covington FFA Brings Farm to Fork to Elementary
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On October 6, 2023 the Covington FFA hosted approximately 360 students, grades K-5, for the FFA Farm to Fork event. The event was held in the K8 gymnasium and the Batdorf Family brought in a tractor and combine for the students to view. The Ag. Literacy Committee developed the activity to teach the K-5 students about the processing that commodities go through before getting to their plate! According to freshman Stevi Newhouse, “To me, Farm to Fork is a huge event that I will now look forward to every year and being able to teach the younger kids.”
The stations highlighted the processes popular food items go through including ice cream, popcorn, pickles, bread, and butter! At the end of the event, each elementary student went home with an educational booklet including the recipes for the food they processed that day with their own bag of popcorn. The FFA members assisted the kids in making 36 loaves of bread, 36 jars of pickles, 36 gallons of ice cream and shucked 36 ears of corn! On the following Monday, the FFA members delivered the bread and pickles to each classroom for the students and teachers to enjoy.
The Covington FFA is a satellite program of the Upper Valley Career Center and is advised by Mrs. Jessica Helsinger. The National FFA Organization’s mission is to promote premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.