ASC Kiddie Ag Day
More than 1,000 of local school children and their teachers attended Alfred State College's annual Kiddie Ag Day celebration sponsored by the faculty, staff, and agriculture students at the college. Youngsters from Alfred-Almond; Andover; Bath; Canisteo-Greenwood; Portville Elementary and Portville Christian; Fillmore; Cuba-Rushford; St. Ann's, Hornell; Genesee Valley Elementary; Immaculate Conception, Wellsville; and Scio; as well as preschoolers from the Head Starts of Cuba and Wellsville; and the Alfred and Wellsville Montessori schools; and several area home schooling families, toured the college's farm complex viewing milking operations and general farm activity. The children, their teachers, and parent volunteers visited with alpacas, horses, pigs, fowl, and sheep, and learned about animal care from ASC student volunteers. The Allegany County Dairy Princesses, Brooke Austin, Casey Arlig, and Megan Snyder greeted the children in the pavilion where they received dairy product samples.