Meadowbrook Welcomes Kentucky School for the Deaf FFA

Farm Director Justin McKinney (far right) with KSD students

EKU's Meadowbrook Farm welcomed students from Kentucky's School for the Deaf FFA to "Ag Camp 2017". Campers toured the farm and learned about EKU's agriculture and horticulture programs.

FFA visitor feeds one of the dairy cows.Farm Director Justin McKinney hosted the group with the help of KSD interpreters and EKU Farm staff. Students interacted directly with the EKU dairy herd, feeder calves,  as well as a visit to the milking parlor.

Sheep and goats were on display - available for petting. On their farm tour, a visit to the farrowing barn brought eager introductions to the young piglets.

Interpreters help EKU staff introduce piglet to the campers.Campers also engaged in the EKU Red Barn Garden project. Located on EKU's main Richmond campus, the Red Barn Garden was designed to promote hands-on learning for students in the EKU fruit and vegetable production program.

Campers visit EKU's Red Barn Garden projectThe Kentucky School for the Deaf agricultural education department was founded in 2009. This marked the charter of the second Deaf FFA chapter in the US. See more Ag Camp 2017 photos on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KSDFFA/.

Find out more about EKU's Meadowbrook Farm at www.farms.eku.edu.

Published on June 14, 2017

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