Saturday was a success by any measure as members of the Granville FFA put on their agricultural exposition hoping to show of how agriculture touches this community and provide the public with a chance to get up close with a few furry and feathered friends.
The agricultural exposition or Ag Expo was planned along with the ribbon cutting for the Granville location of the Tractor Supply Company.
No coincidence, FFA’s Terry Wheeler said as TSC supports FFA at the local and national level.
“They’re great, they do a ton with the FFA and 4H. The kids made contact with (TSC) and they’ve been planning this for a couple for a couple of weeks,” Wheeler said.
Members hit the parking lot early setting up tractors and pens for animals including goats, chickens, a cow and rabbits; not to mention the Clydesdales from Granville School Board member John Shaw’s Wing Clydesdales.
Some of the tractors came from the Perry Potatos farm in Hampton as did the District Three FFA President Brittany Perry.
Perry said the expo is all about exposing the public to aspects of agriculture they might not know about. It’s just a bonus they get to do that with lots of cute and fuzzy animals.
“We do this to get the people involved and help people to realize that agriculture is a big part of this area. A lot of people don’t get to have close contact with animals like this,” Perry said.
Chapter President Alissa Dunavan said the event had been busy from the start despite a chilly breeze on an otherwise pleasant seasonable day. Dunavan and others circulated throughout the packed parking lot offering FFA logo stickers to anyone who wanted them.
“There have been a lot of people, we’ve given out a lot of stickers,” Dunavan said.
Store manager Travis Fisher said having the FFA outside in the parking lot during the store’s ribbon cutting day made perfect sense as the customers were stopping on their way in to the store or on the way out. “It’s been great today, non-stop, steady busy,” Fisher said.