GREENWICH — On Nov. 15, the South Central FFA members hosted their annual tractor safety day with the fourth graders. Our main goal was to spread how important it is to be safe around farm equipment. We had members bring in a few basic things you would use, like a tractor, four-wheeler, Kubota, lawn mower and a skid steer. As the members demonstrated how it works and pointed out the basic parts, the kids learned the safety around that piece of equipment. The tractor was definitely a hit with the kids. We would like to thank the fourth graders for being such amazing kids.
In other news, during fair week, four members of the South Central FFA participated in the General Livestock Judging Contest. Brooke Gahring, Kendall Keene, Maddie Vogel and Danielle Ott judged sheep, goats and steers based on which ones they thought were the best of the best. They base it on market and breeding which is based on physical characteristics and records. The team placed first, along with Kendall Keene placing first overall. Maddie Vogel commented, “It was great practice for the spring livestock judging.” In the spring they will be set out on the same mission for the State General Livestock CDE. Congratulations to these individuals and good luck in the spring.
Kaycee Burton, reporter