The Little River Agriculture classes and FFA have been keeping busy this semester. Currently, the Introduction to Agriculture classes are participating in a unit for leadership.
The class is having a great time exploring the different leadership styles and historical leaders. In Animal Science, they are discussing poultry and are learning about the reproductive systems of chickens. In Plant and Soil science, they are learning the introduction to agronomy.
Jaret Wohler, the agriculture educator at Little River, recently had the privilege of attending selection day.
Selection day is where the agriculture instructors from the south central district select district officers and state officer candidates as well as district proficiency award winners.
He and his students were also able to attend the annual spring wind energy day at Cloud County Community College. Wohler said it was a great learning experience where students had the opportunity to see how windmill blades are repaired and were able to see drones fly that are used to check windmills. The wind energy program at Cloud offers many opportunities for employment out of the program. The program has a 100-percent job placement record resulting from this high demand industry.
Wohler said there are many exciting things coming up including Leaders Lab March 15 and 16 in Junction City.
During Leaders Lab, members have an opportunity to network with others from across the state and go through workshops with professional facilitators on important topics such as goal setting, time management, and communication.
The atmosphere of Leader Lab allows for members to be engaged at all times, while actively participating in the workshops. Members learn a lot in a short amount of time that they are able to take back to their chapters.
The classes also have contests coming up including an agronomy contest in Marion on March 28th and livestock judging in Hutchinson on April 11. They are also planning their first annual FFA banquet date, the date is to be decided.