On October 21st, the Righetti FFA chapter hosted a pumpkin patch for kindergarten students, in which over 700 kindergarteners come to learn about agriculture from high school FFA students.
This event hosted a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, games, roping, and more. Over 200 FFA members helped out with these attractions. Many of the children enjoyed the petting zoo, which included baby goats, pigs, cows, and even a pony.
Members of the agricultural leadership class have planned this event for over a month, creating attraction ideas and ways to promote the event. They were in charge of volunteers and attendees, which totaled to almost a 1000 community members.
"It's amazing to see the kids enjoying everything we worked so hard on," said FFA member and senior Emma Taylor, who has participated in Kinderpatch since she was a freshman. "This is something I will never forget.''
“Our Kinderpatch is highly anticipated every year by our students and community, and we look forward to being able to host this event on campus,’’ said Righetti agriculture teacher Amy Guerra. "It's a great way to promote agriculture and education."