A yearlong animal project completed by Benjamin Logan High School FFA recently resulted in a donation of nearly 150 pounds of pork to Lutheran Community Services.
FFA members in the animal science and animal and plant science classes raised a piglet into a market swine. Through the course of the endeavor, the students learned to castrate the animal, proper care of animal, and management of the animal and facility.
The project was sponsored in part by the Logan County Education Foundation through grant money, and the remainder of the expenses were paid for by the FFA.
Organization members recently made the delivery of the pork to Lutheran Community Services at 223 Oakland Square, which operates the Our Daily Bread food pantry.
In other Ben Logan FFA news, members and officers welcomed the entire Benjamin Logan Middle School eighth-grade class to a FFA Recruitment Day Oct. 9.
Multiple educational team building activities and stations featured soil layers by creating edible soil cups, livestock selection and care, FFA history, tractor safety, team building, and career development events. The FFA members then prepared lunch for the eighth-grade students and staff.
In addition, freshmen Nathaniel Devine. Reagin Anderson, Lauren Wheeler, Hunter Kenna, Kenna Hone and Sierra Baker recently attended Greenhand Camp at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum in Carroll County.
The educational program is designed to expose the students to the opportunities in the FFA, and participate in aquatic and nature studies, along with fishing, hiking, boating and swimming.