FFA Field Day
September 10, 2013
Computer-use on the Farm's list of schools and topics are available at: http://aes.missouri.edu/bradford/aged13/
Each year the Bradford Research and Extension Center hosts a FFA Field Day. In 2013, 1,560 students from 54 schools from a 100-mile radius of Columbia attended the field day. From over thirty different stops, students enjoy learning about traditional and non traditional agriculture as well as what career path opportunities that agriculture can provide. One of the most popular features is the “Fistulated Cow” where students can actually stick there hand and arm into one of the cows five stomachs and see how the microbes are digesting the forage. Faculty and staff have the student’s full attention such as when Richard Houseman in Entomology describes blood sucking insects or Aaron Beshears sets up a rainfall simulator demonstrating water runoff. There are also fun things to do such as the corn maze where students can wander around the four acre corn maze until they eventually get out or give up! The field day helps expose the students to a wide range of topics that include bee keeping, automobile safety, fish culture and animal husbandry.
If you would like your FFA group to attend in the future, please call Tim at 573-884-7945.