Middle and Elementary School Students Learn Agriculture Skills at Local Fair


EUREKA, CA (KIEM) – Middle and Elementary School students pet animals and watch how welding is done at Eureka high school.

The Future Farmers of America put on the School Fair event every year. Students were given a bingo card to take to the different stations and learn something.

After it is filled out, they put it into a drawing to win prizes. Eureka students in the chapter get to show youngsters the benefits of knowing how to cut a log with a chainsaw or how to fish. One Zane Middle School student got to cut, as he says a “giant log” for the first time.

“It was tiring. You hurt your back. Like you felt like you’ve worked for hours or a year. It’s actually fun, cause I’ve got my friends. If I didn’t have my friends I would really be awkward,” said Humphrey Mbugua, a 6th grader at Zane Middle School.

“It’s not just a bunch of people raising animals, selling animals. It’s a lot more. There’s a lot of benefits to it. Lot of job opportunities,” said Hunter Ethridge, Senior at Eureka High School.