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SECOND GRADE "BUILDS THEIR OWN PIZZAS" WITH THE FFA

TRI COUNTY FFA CONDUCTS “CONNECTING CHAPTER” ACTIVITY

Mrs. Simpson’s and Mrs. Stutzman’s second graders at Tri County made their personalized pizzas on March 3rd.  With the help of Mrs. Nicky Porter, TC Food Service Director, the students created their own lunch!  Twenty-nine students participated.

The project was an effort by the Tri County FFA through their Farm Bureau “Connecting Chapters” agriculture literacy program.  The FFA set up the event and as the elementary students made their “creations” told them how the food products were raised and processed.  The activity helped celebrate American Ag Month.  The Ag Education Vet Science conducted the program.  The Jefferson County Farm Bureau partially funded the project.  The project was also a part of the Tri County Farm to Fork promotions.  

Taylor Koch and Colton Bales explained how wheat is grown and processed into flour and then into the dough the students received.  Karli Scherling and Jonah Schwab visited with the second graders how tomatoes were grown and the tomato sauce was made.  The student then added sauce to their pizza.  August Gerlach and Carter Holtmeier manned the station featuring ground beef and pepperoni.  They discussed raising meat animals.  The 2nd graders could then put meat on their pizza.  Next was Carter Siems’ station on cheese.  Carter visited about dairy cattle, milk and cheese processing.  The students then could add cheddar or mozzarella cheese.  Finally the second graders were directed by Trevor Johnson and Braiden Strouf regarding vegetable toppings.  This was a chance to be really creative.  They spoke on peppers, mushrooms, olives and onions.  The pizzas were baked on Wednesday and the personalized lunch was the envy of all elementary students!!