The West Union High School FFA recently took their first field trip of the school year to London, Ohio on Sept. 23 for the annual Farm Science Review. The Farm Science Review is a showcase of agricultural equipment and techniques for today’s farmer. Agricultural companies including, but not limited to, Case, International Harvester, John Deere, and other familiar brands, showcased their new technology for the agricultural field.
The exhibit is over 80 acres and thousands of people attend the event on an annual basis. Students were permitted to enter the farm equipment to see how it works and the students were given live demonstrations. Students also experienced simulations for rain, waterways, shucking corn, and machines for milking a cow. The day was also filled with speeches and presentations about insurance, wildfires, hunting, and other ways to aid in the preservation of our planet.
The day was topped off with free giveaways from the various businesses including hats, t-shirts, seeds, and pens.
The next major event for the West Union FFA is the National Convention in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 29.