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Community leaders and students gathered for the groundbreaking to celebrate the good news of a new farming facility being built for our Future Farmers of America. Building a farm for our young adults is a great deal for our Hanford High School students to get hands on experience.
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Farming has been around for centuries and will be part of our lives forever. The morning chores, the gathering of eggs, feeding our animals. The experience prepares our youngsters for future generations. They will learn what it takes to feed and care for their livestock animals. FFA get to learn the fundamentals of farming and get to show of their animals for judging at the Hanford Fair.
This project has been made possible with funding from the Hanford Joint Union High School District, Measure W funds, and other corporate sponsorships.
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The farming will begin construction on a 3.9-acre located behind Sierra Pacific High School.
The farm will shelter approximately 90 sheep or goats and 36 cattle, while the swine building will be able to hold about 60 hogs.
Raising, caring and learning how to be responsible for their farm animal and then showing them off at the fair is something they enjoy doing.