Collins-Maxwell FFA News
On Monday May 16, the Collins-Maxwell FFA held a Safety/Planting Day at the elementary in Collins. Elementary students rotated among 10 stations that included: Calf Care, ATV Safety, Goat Care, Tractor Safety, Rabbit Care, Mower Safety, Chicken Care, Dust Combustion Chamber, Feed the Pig Relay and planting vegetables. Each rotation was about 10 minutes in length.
The Garden is a joint venture with PIE (Partners in Education). They received a grant from Theisen’s that helped pay for the vegetables and other needs for the garden. The FFA tilled, helped plant and will help care for the garden during summer. The goal is to produce vegetables that will be used for school lunches. Elementary students planted peas, carrots, green beans, tomatoes, green peppers, red peppers, cabbage and onions. Students also planted miniature ornamental corn and cotton. Katie Hermanson, with the Story County Farm Bureau, helped students plant the seeds and seedlings.