Troop 844 Spends a Day at the Farm!

The girls from Fayette County Senior Troop 844 spent a morning at the farm.  For the Sow What? Journey, the girls needed to investigate local agricultural practices.   They visited the South Farm where the University of Kentucky has an organic farm which operates as a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture.  Tiffany Thompson, the CSA manager, had the girls out in the field picking broccoli.  Next, the girls had to count and ice the broccoli for distribution at the UK CSA vegetable distribution that afternoon. 

As part of the journey, the girls asked Tiffany questions about the farm and CSA operations.  They learned about Tiffany’s journey to becoming a manager on a farm and how the girls could pursue a degree in sustainable agriculture.  They learned about running a CSA from the hands on working in the fields to the software used to manage the CSA customers.  Since the girls picked so much broccoli that day, they each got to take home three heads of broccoli!