Cattlewomen host a bunch of piglets


Annual ag expo lets third and fourth graders go hog wild

LUSK - Durocs, berkshires, hampshires, yorkshires and chester whites milled about waiting to be told what to do. A pig show? Nope, the annual cattlewomens’ Ag Expo hosted for area third and fourth graders. The pigs weren’t really piglets, but rather students that were divided into groups awaiting the day’s activities. This year’s theme was all about pigs including pig market by products and pig anatomy.

Held every year, the ag expo aims to introduce various ag topics to kids from every background. Some might be familiar with a lot of the topics discussed during the day but some kids don’t have any idea about many of the ways that agriculture impacts their life. Bridging this knowledge and experience gap is one of the many important roles that the ag expo fills.

This year included stations for bread in a bag, pig by-products, pig general knowledge, brand key chains, horse trimming, cow milking and dairy products and an obstacle course.

Students from Lance Creek, LEMS and homeschooling families all gathered at 9:00 a.m. to begin going through the stations. Lunch of tacos was provided by the cattlewomen with beef donated by area ranches. They received goody bags with reminders of all the ways beef and pork are present in their lives.

In addition to cattlewomen, extension staff, district staff and FFA students helped out as well. The Rawhide FFA chapter students were group leaders and helped get the kids where they needed to go. As