Ways to Get Involved in Agriculture

By Katie Bedgood, Lakeview FFA Chapter Member

March is coming to an end and spring is in the air, and with spring comes agriculture. There are so many things you can do to get involved. You can grow your very own flower or vegetable garden in only a few easy steps. You can have a raised bed and you can make a recycled garden. A recycled garden is when you use things you have outside like maybe an old kiddie pool or a toy dump truck. Then all you have to do is fill it up with dirt and seeds of your choice. Or this could be the year you decide to get those chickens or raise that goat. Or maybe farm life isn’t for you, and that’s okay. There are still so many things you can do to get involved like supporting your local farmers at your town’s farmers market. The Natchitoches Farmers Market starts on April 22 and will be held every Saturday until July 22. Maybe you like to get crafty and you could build a beautiful bird house. If you’re interested in science, you can have your own experiment and test different soil samples. Another fun experiment that’s simple and easy to do is separate two different plants and let one listen to rock music while the other one listens to classical music and see how the plants react over time. Or just go on a walk outside and look at your surroundings because agriculture is everywhere and all you have to do is find a part of it that interests you and run with it.