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Russellville FFA hosts Barnyard Day

Russellville FFA hosts Barnyard Day

April 24th, 2018 by Staff Reports in Local News

<p>Submitted photo</p><p>Natalie Helming receives some affection from her horse April 23 for FFA Barnyard Day at Russellville High School.</p>

The Cole R-1 School District took part Monday in the Russellville High School FFA Barnyard Day, giving younger students the chance to see a wide assortment of livestock and other animals cared for by the high school FFA students.

The Russellville High School FFA chapter has held Barnyard Day for several years. A variety of animals like goats, donkeys and horses was on display with other agriculture-related exhibits to show younger students some of the fun they could have as FFA members when they enter high school.

FFA is a national intra-curricular organization for high school students who are interested in agriculture and leadership. The program helps students explore their interests and develop talents in many different agriculture-related careers, from running their own farm to working as plant science experts.