- Kathy Rebber, Mt. Healthy Elementary School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement
On Friday, October 2, we had a Farmer Day at Mt. Healthy Elementary School. We invited local farmers to come and share with our students how they help bring healthy foods to our tables. We had a dairy farmer bring a dairy cow and a pair of 12-hour-old twin calves. The students enjoyed petting the calves and hearing about the dairy farm. An FFA student brought a skid steer and talked about how this machine is used on the farm. A pig farmer brought two pigs; one was a state fair champion, and they talked about the pigs. A hay farmer brought a baler and showed the students how it made the bales of hay and what hay is used for. We had strawberry smoothies for our snack, and Buttercup, the dairy mascot, handed out FUTP 60 treat bags with pencils, erasers, stickers, and a coloring book inside. It was a great event.