We are so proud of all of our Food for All grant recipients! Here’s another great project being conducted with Living to Serve funds.
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Originally posted on Unity College Sustainability Monitor:
A group of Unity College students who are part of the College’s FFA club visited the FFA club of Waldo County Technical Center to collaborate on the current Pastured Poultry for Food Security project that was made possible by the National FFA Food for All Grant. The meeting started out by playing the icebreaker game “Have You Seen My Goat” so that students from both schools would get familiar and be open for discussion later in the meeting, then we moved on to a presentation by the Unity College FFA members that informed Waldo County FFA students about the project, some basic information on pastured poultry, and general chicken knowledge. After this the students from both schools came up with some ideas on how to build chicken tractors and made recommendations for the structures. The collegiate FFA students brought 2 of the chicks along for the ride to show the high school students just how fast they are growing. When the Waldo County students visit the College, they will be spending time assessing the animals and the pasturing system- but they will also get shown around campus by of one of our student tour guides. The Waldo County Tech FFA adviser says her students are excited to see the chicken’s progress, but they also want to “get a chance to look inside some of the College buildings.” Overall both groups had fun and look forward to the visit.