Windsor High School has brought back a club geared toward grooming tomorrow’s food producers.
A ceremony was held at the school today to officially recognize the new Future Farmers of America chapter at Windsor.
Student leaders from the statewide organization were on hand to present the 7 member club with its charter.
It’s the first FFA chapter at Windsor in 35 years.
It was started last October and, among other things, provides the students with Supervised Agricultural Experiences.
Sophomore Lexie Harris lives on a farm that grows hay and cow corn to sell to other farms.
She plans to start raising rabbits for meat.
Harris says she was inspired to join by the school’s new Ag teacher, Alexis Hallstead.
“I want to become an Ag teacher when I grow up. I like the experiences and meeting new people. It opens my horizons and has really made my life a lot better.”
Windsor has been investing more in agricultural education in recent years.
In addition to hiring Hallstead last year, it joined Cornell Cooperative’s Ag in the Classroom program, has plans to create an indoor Ag Lab in the school and purchased over 6 acres across from the school where it plans greenhouses, a chicken coop and possibly on larger livestock.