Wauneta Palisade FFA purchase two dissecting microscopes, preserved parasite specimens and collecting materials to enhance its parasite identification project. Two Farm Credit Services of America representatives presented the check to FFA Advisor Teresa Hayes and Gaston. Pictured from left are Grant Dixon, Hayes, Gaston and Willy O’Neil.
WP FFA receives $2,000 grant for parasite identification project from FCS
Wauneta-Palisade FFA received a $2,000 grant for a Parasite Identification Project. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund.
Wauneta-Palisade FFA purchased two dissecting microscopes, preserved parasite specimens and collecting materials to enhance the curriculum to teach students how to identify parasites that adversely affect livestock, pets and humans. Students in Agricultural Education and Science classes will use the equipment and materials to learn about harmful parasites, how to identify, treat and prevent them.
“Not only will students identify parasites, students will learn the economic and health risks associated with parasites plus how to prevent the infestation and spread of parasites,” said Teresa Hayes, Agricultural Education, Science and FFA Advisor. “Students can use the knowledge and skills at their places of employment such as farms, ranches, veterinary clinics and human health facilities.”