By Becky Maxedon
As rural living has receded and farming and ranching is not prevalent to most who now living in towns and cities, many have a hard time understanding where food comes from. Just the food that’s put on tables every day.
One fifth-grade teacher at Havasu Preparatory Academy decided to do something about that.
Mrs. Gates, who grew up on a farm, felt strongly that students should learn about the farming life and found a program that fit the bill.
Gates’ father was a dairy herdsman most of his life and dairy farming was dear to her, so she decided that her class should adopt a calf and learn about some of the Arizona farming communities.
The class adopted Cecilia from the Stoltz farm, located in Buckeye.
It would appear that the class adopted a star because Cecilia has been nominated for the February Most Kissable Calf Contest.
The HPA fifth-graders would appreciate it if Lake Havasu City folks would take a moment to check out the Adopt A Calf program and find out what they are learning.
Anyone can vote for Cecilia once they go to the website.
Visit the link below to vote for Cecilia and learn about the program.