Members of Wyoming FFA chapters shared their knowledge of agriculture with fourth-grade students during the State FFA Convention in April. Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom provided the workshop for FFA Members, before accompanying the Jr. High and High School students on a visit to the fourth-grade classrooms at Sunrise Elementary in Cheyenne.
Students of all ages actively engaged with a lesson on Wyoming’s topography and agriculture; adapted from the Wyoming Stewardship Project for the workshop. FFA students were right at home leading discussions of how topography, precipitation, and irrigation affect the crops and livestock grown across the state. Freezer paper and spray bottles simulated topography and precipitation, and play-dough and pencils were added to the “landscape” as students explored run-off and engineered irrigation systems.