FFA students take on responsibility
The Baxter Bulletin Staff Writer
When the last bell rings, most Mountain Home High School students feverishly head for their cars, but the day isn’t over for Future Farmers of America (FFA) members.
They feed cattle, clean the barn, wash and blow dry cows, brush fur and let the animals out for some exercise.
“It’s a big responsibility,” said Douglas Banasiak, 17. “You’ll see us here on the weekends, all day.”
The students are spending this week getting their cattle ready for the spring show at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. Several FFA members in northwest Arkansas will converge on the fairgrounds Friday and Saturday to show off their best animals.
The Mountain Home group is taking 10 animals to the show.