Animal Science Students Observe FFA Week by Celebrating Agriculture

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In observation of National FFA Week, students enrolled in the Animal Science program at TST BOCES recently hosted fellow Career and Technical Education classes for an agriculture appreciation event to help educate and celebrate the importance of agriculture in New York.
The event featured donated agricultural products for visitors to enjoy, including apples, milk, cheese, yogurt, maple syrup and juice – all products produced by farms in the central New York region.
A brief presentation was also held for each visiting group to discuss the significance of agriculture as an industry and the potential career opportunities in that sector.
“The most important thing is to understand the importance of agriculture. Every time you eat a meal, it’s because of farmers or the industry,” said student Elizabeth Drake, president of TST’s Animal Science FFA Chapter.
Drake said she was proud of the research the animal science classes did to make the presentations successful, as well as the time and dedication needed to secure the agricultural donations.

Students enrolled in the animal science program recently hosted an agriculture appreciation day as a way to celebrate National FFA Week. Pictured, students stand before a bevy of donated agricultural products that visitors were able to enjoy.

Students enrolled in the animal science program recently hosted an agriculture appreciation day as a way to celebrate National FFA Week. Pictured, students stand before a bevy of donated agricultural products that visitors were able to enjoy.