By Michelle Leidy-Franklin
CHENEY – The Cheney Future Farmers of America chapter helped kick off the Cheney Public Library’s summer reading program. Volunteers from the CFFA set up a live animal demonstration along 1st Avenue between Marshal and Main St. in Cheney on Wednesday, June 2.
“Cheney FFA believes it is very important to advocate and educate people about agriculture. It is amazing that so many people do not know where their food comes from,” said FFA advisor Stacy DeVore. “We want to provide opportunities where we can teach young kids to adults about agriculture and the importance of it in their lives.”
FFA volunteers showed off a Holstein calf, an Angus bucket calf, two miniature horses, chickens, pheasants, a rabbit, and a tractor.
“The FFA members really enjoyed providing these opportunities to kids and showing them their animals and answering questions,” said DeVore. “It looked like the parents and kids enjoyed it.”
DeVore said that while this was the first year the Cheney FFA participated in this event, they do plan to be involved with the library and community moving forward as much as possible.