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Fair Grove Continuing 1970’s Tradition

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Bailey Richardson (10) poses with her dairy cow.

Bailey Richardson (10) poses with her dairy cow.

Bailey Richardson (10) poses with her dairy cow.

Bailey Richardson (10) poses with her dairy cow.

Olivia Prince

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Farm Day at Fair Grove Schools has been a tradition since the 1970’s. Fair Grove continued the trend this year on May 6th, 2019. Agriculture teacher, Matt Crutchers, said, “The true meaning of farm day is to educate students about where their food, clothing, and shelter come from. Plus, the elementary kids get to come over and I get to see them get super excited to see all the animals.”

This year there were many animals at farm day, including quarter horses, ponies, dairy cows, beef cows, swines, milk goats, meat goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, fish, dogs, opossums, squirrels, and rabbits. Ryah Icenhower (12), who was presenting the squirrels, stated, “The squirrels names are Chip & Dale. Their mother abandoned them and they were saved by Cydney Fullerton (12). “

Icenhower added the facts that squirrels can jump 10 times their body length and are very essential to the environment. They carry nuts and seeds and drop them places to make new plants and trees. Essentially, they help with forest renewal.

Crutcher mentioned that the most odd animal that they’ve ever had in farm day was a opossum. “I mean, really, who has a opossum as a pet,” he questioned.

Tristin Cross (12), a senior at Fair Grove rescued some opossums when they were very little and has kept them as pets ever since. The kids loved them!

Another one of the animals that the kids were very interested in was the turkey. The kids seemed to be interested because this turkey didn’t look like any old turkey they’d see on the side of the road, as domesticated turkeys and wild turkeys are different colors. Colton Bible (9) brought his pet turkey, named Tom, to farm day. Bible stated, “Domesticated turkeys are raised for meat, and they usually can’t fly because they are too big… but we’re not going to use Tom for meat because we love him too much.”

Farm Day at Fair Grove Schools will continue to be a tradition until the end of time.

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