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ROCKFORD – The Parkway FFA Chapter started off their week last week by first stopping at Fair Oaks Adventure Dairy and Swine Farm. While on their tour, the students got to watch the birth of a calf and go through the nursery.

They got to see the rotary milking process and observe the tanks the milk was sent to. The next tour was with swine! While on their tour, the piglets were shown after birth and in different age groups as they were growing. After their tours they got to enjoy yummy ice cream that was made on site. The next stop was Albanese Candy. At this shop, they use mainly corn starch as their sugar supplement and the touring group got to witness how they go through their candy making process.

On day two, the group set out to the John Deere Pavilion and World Headquarters to start the Seeding Factory tour. On day three, the Parkway FFA Chapter got to enjoy their time at the expo and convention center and watch the Third General Session before having a great end of the night at the Buckeye Bash. On their final day, the group arrived at the Fourth General Session and then made their way back home from their fun filled week.