Steven shows off the chia pet he created at the rodeo.
The OMEGA students participated in a variety of activities designed to connect them with agricultural life and raise awareness about the importance of the FFA organization and agricultural education.Over 90 Future Farmers of America (FFA) students from Pasadena, Pasadena Memorial, Dobie and Rayburn as well as students from the Lewis Career and Technical School came together on Friday to host the Champion at Heart Ag Day for more than 200 OMEGA students in the district.
The event took place at the Pasadena Convention Center during the annual Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The event was coordinated by Pasadena FFA chapter president Matthew Tak as part of a community service project for his Honors Ag Practicum course. The event was made possible through support from all the FFA chapters in the district, Highline Communication Corp., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ellis, the PLSR Veterans Committee, Mr. and Mrs. Albin Mikolajchak, and Mr. and Mrs. John Haarmeyer.
“The goal of the program was to give a lot of these students – who may not have the access and support to go the rodeo – hands-on experience and a new outlook on what FFA students do here at the fairgrounds,” Tak said. “From the goats, lambs, poultry, cattle and to the swine exhibit, this has given them a nice opportunity to have fun and learn at the same time.