In early November, 25 Mohawk FFA members traveled to area agricultural businesses. The purpose of the trip was to expose students to the importance of agriculture in the community and to show them the variety of careers available in the industry.
The day started by visiting Mennco Grain, a division of Mennel Milling, in Nevada. There, students experienced the grain industry first-hand, sampling loads of grain as they came to the elevator. From there, they traveled to ag service agencies in Upper Sandusky, including Ag Credit, Farm Service Agency, Soil and Water and the Natural Resources Conservation District. While in that office, they also visited UC Walton Realty. The group made one more stop in Upper Sandusky at Ohio CAT, where members heard about careers in the ag service agency.
After leaving Upper Sandusky, the group stopped at North Central Veterinary Services, where members learned about careers in animal sciences.
Seneca County Farm Bureau then spoke to the group about opportunities for involvement. Farm Bureau also provided lunch for the students.
The last stop of the day was at Genex Cooperative, where students learned more about artificial insemination and the size and scope of the business.