Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hands-On Experience

The new school year at MCH's Charter School has brought along some new experiences for youth from the Waco campus. Several youth from the school have chosen to participate in this hands-on Animal Sciences class. The class is taught by Steve Kruse and John Kuretsch. Kruse and Kuretsch teach a variety of agriculture and vocational education classes through the school. Their classes give students from both the Ranch and Waco campus an opportunity to work with their hands and learn to care for something beyond themselves. They also serve as advisers for the FFA club.

Youth taking agriculture classes are bused to and from the Boys Ranch for their meetings. During the class they have time to learn about animal science and apply their lessons to their work with their own animal. Here are some photos of several girls working with their new goats.

These girls, and other youth caring for animals, will be showing at the county FFA show later this fall.

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