A new addition to Ag!

We’re always brainstorming ways to expand the Agricultural program here at Ledyard High School, and I think we’ve hit gold. We will be adding a new species to our large animal’s pathway, ostriches!! We will be getting one male and one female and keeping them behind the barn where the soon-to-be donated cattle are at the moment. Their academic uses are endless, which include egg production as part of our Farm To Table cooking class, and as a part of our breeding program, where we will set up a team of students to breed the two ostriches to expand our flock. 

Now you might be asking yourself, aren’t ostriches dangerous? Don’t they have sharp talons and a sharp beak? Can’t they run 43 mph? Aren’t they usually aggressive just in nature? Yes, you’d be right, but no need to worry, we’ve thought of everything to make students’ safety our #1 priority. For the talons on their feet, we will put extra large marshmallows on the tips so they are no longer pointy and unsafe, and therefore soft and safe. For their beak, we will use extra, extra large marshmallows, so they cannot ever hurt us, creating a safe barrier between us and them. 

This new addition will be incredible in expanding our students’ horizons and learning capabilities and give everyone involved an experience that they truly couldn’t get anywhere else, and that is what Ag is all about. 

Cassidy Baker, Staff Writer

Sophomore Cassidy Baker is a staff writer for the 2022-2023 Colonel Newsmagazine. She enjoys reading, anything to do with animals, and spending money she doesn’t have. 🙂

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