Jackson County FFA holds annual petting zoo

Jackson County Comprehensive High School FFA members united their passion for students with special needs and their love of animals by organizing the fifth annual petting zoo. The event was held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Livestock Education Facility on the campus of JCCHS as part of FFA week activities. There were 63 students from Gum Springs Elementary School, West Jackson Middle School and JCCHS who began the day making farm animal crafts and visiting with beef and dairy cattle, sheep, llamas, pigs, chickens and other small animals on hand at the barn. “This special project was conducted to promote agriculture and help the public become better informed about the importance of agriculture in their daily lives,” stated Joseph Ledford, chapter Reporter. “Jackson County FFA members organized the event and served as group leaders for the day.” For more information about the opportunities available through the FFA program, contact Jacob Segers and Micah Story in the agriculture department at Jackson County Comprehensive High School.

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