Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ag Day at Battle High School a success

Columbia Area Career Center's Ag Instructor, Larry Henneke performed his usual magic of introducing students to the world of Agriculture at the first annual Ag Day. With assistance from local Ag organizations, Battle High School was transformed into a mini farm! The day included activities for all the senses: sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. Students had the opportunity to take a hayride, view farm machinery, sample whole hog  and leg of lamb, see a drone demonstration, watch an ultrasound of a ewe to check for pregnancy, and visit the barnyard complete with a dairy cow, sheep, miniature donkey, mule, pigs, goats, chickens, dogs, cat, rabbit, and horse. Henneke teaches Wildlife Conservation, Exploring Ag Science, Welding Technology and Small Gas Engines in the career center wing of Battle High School. The goal of Ag day was to promote agriculture and increase students awareness in ag courses taught through the career center at Battle.

Students in an ag class are eligible to become a member of FFA. The event  gave Battle FFA members a chance to endorse their chapter and show off the various activities in which they participate.

The Columbia Fire Department was on hand for the side by side room burning display which demonstrates the benefit of room sprinklers.The display was built by Henneke's Advanced Welding  and Project Fabrication class at the career center.

Ag Olympic challenges were set up for student advisory classes to test their farm ability. Students and staff participated in tire throwing and tug of war, with the winning class receiving a pizza party.

College representatives from University of Missouri-Columbia, Linn State Technical College, University of Missouri Science and Technology, University of Central Missouri, and William Woods University were on hand to meet and distribute information to potential students.

Missouri Department of Conservation brought animal furs for students to examine.

University of Missouri Extension specialist, Kent Shannon demonstrated a drone used in ag research.

Check out the story in the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Case Tractor on display

New Holland tractor and baler on display


Dairy Cow from Foremost Dairy

Miniature donkey and mule


University of Central Missouri

William Woods University

University of Missouri College of Food and Natural Resources

Missouri S & T

Linn State Technical College


Ag Instructors, Larry Henneke and Meridith Thornton

Missouri Department of Conservation

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