By Ozzy Gomez
Morro Bay High School is home to multiple organizations/clubs available for students. One is Future Farmers of America, also known as FFA. This club is for anyone who loves animals and loves farm life. In FFA you learn almost everything you need to know about farming and local animal life at MBHS Ms. Flynn is the teacher/advisor for FFA. FFA is a very active club that works with animals all the time. Students in FFA get to have a more hands on experience compared to other students and their regular curriculum.
Recently FFA had live horses in their class to check on and being able to make sure that they are healthy. It really does take a lot to make sure that horses are living a very healthy life and to make sure that they are able to live long and perform well. Students had a lot of fun and learned a lot about how horses act when they had horses come to their classroom. After being asked what her favorite part of learning to check on horses, Junior Faith Gardener stated that “being able to check on the horses was really fun, just to be able to learn all the different things that go on with them physically and mentally and just being able to make sure that they were healthy throughout the week.” Sophomore Rebecca Dulitz stated that her least favorite part of dealing with the horses was “the horses interacting with our heifers.”
Recently, CRFG came to our school and taught FFA students how to graft apple trees. California Rare Fruit Growers is an organization that was founded in 1968, members from all over America grow many different types of fruit, members from all over the U.S. have been growing their own fruit and exotic fruit, as well as trees. They have monthly meetings in January and February. In January they teach pruning and in February they teach grafting, they sell woodstock and give away scions. In January, February and March CRFG travel to many different junior high schools and high schools. CRFG also came to our school last year too. Regarding grafting apple trees last year. Faith Gardener stated, “Well they came to our class last year and it was really cool to see them [apple trees] grow last year.”
FFA is a growing organization that is always open to new members and is all about farm life and nature.