The Green Bay Press Gazette reports Waupun Area High School FFA members welcomed local grade-schoolers to Homeland Dairy for the annual Day on the Farm for an introduction to agriculture.

FFA members hosted the 13th annual two-day event for hundreds of students, many of whom have no perception of how they are affected by agriculture.

One FFA member, Abby Messer, enjoys the opportunity to educate children about the industry.

“Many of them don’t understand their dependency on this industry. And it’s amazing that we are the ones that get to teach them that,” Messer told the Gazette.

Planning for the Day on the Farm begins in December when FFA members selected a farm to host the event and began to schedule events. Homeland Dairy jumped at the chance to host this year’s event, seizing the opportunity to interact with the young audience.

Children were guided through six activities, learning about FFA, dairy, swine, ATV safety, machinery on the farm, and ag careers.

Agriculture contributes $2.3 billion, or 22 percent, of the county’s total business sales.

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Source: Green Bay Press Gazette