Learning about farming, good food and community from FFA members during Agricultural Literacy Day

2 students seated reading a book to younger students sitting on chairs on floor

Our elementary students caught the FFA spirit while learning about farming, good food and community when high school FFA members visited their classrooms on Agricultural Literacy Day and read, “Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table.” The event was a hit with all of the students – elementary and secondary – and is one of a host of activities happening schoolwide during BKW FFA Spirit Week.

“The FFA students did such a fantastic job, and our second graders loved the story and learning about how to compost,” said teacher Alyssa Smith. “We are looking forward to a zoom meeting Friday with Farmer Will Allen!”

“Our FFA members LOVE this event and look forward to it each year!” said Michaela Kehrer, agriscience teacher and FFA advisor, who coordinated the event with fellow teacher and advisor Sarah McArdle. 

Elementary Principal Annette Landry added, “What a great opportunity for both our young and older students!” 

Agricultural Literacy Day is one of a host of activities happening schoolwide during BKW FFA Spirit Week.

At BKW, AgriSTEAM – Agriculture, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – is part of education for students in all grades. The BKW community has a long, strong and proud agricultural history.

FFA membership at BKW is open to students in grades 9-12, who may become Sr. FFA chapter members, and students in grades 6-8, who may become Jr. FFA chapter members. FFA members focus on learning, leading, serving and personal development through hands-on activities and chapter events at school, in the community and with fellow FFA members from near and far.

student holding earthworms

students holding earthworms

student dressed as cow talking to younger students

student putting soil in a planter