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Peetz students take hands-on approach at Ag Day


Ryan Hermens

Peetz Elementary School students participated in Ag Day on Wednesday. The annual event, hosted by the high school's Future Farmers of America program, included a petting zoo with animals supplied by students and community members, tractor and tool demonstrations and educational posters.

PEETZ, Colo. – Peetz Elementary School students got a close-up view of the agricultural world on Wednesday courtesy of the high school's Future Farmers of America program.

After a week of preparations – and a few last-minute finishing touches – FFA members spent the day leading equipment demonstrations, hosting a petting zoo and teaching the younger students about the importance of agriculture.

Ag teacher Mike Forster said Ag Day is an opportunity for high school students to become educators for the elementary school students – and advocates for agriculture in general.

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