CARROLLTON, Mo.—The Carrollton FFA Chapter is hosting their first Ag Education Rocks Scavenger Hunt to help promote agriculture education in the community. ffa

The rocks, colored in red and silver sparkles, are hidden in 12 local Carrollton businesses, as well as along the new walking trail. They include one agriculture education fact to help educate the community on the importance of agriculture.

Click play below to listen to KMZU’s Elizabeth Orosco speak with Brenna Germann, a member of the Carrollton FFA Chapter.

Germann, 17, says agriculture education is an important part of rural communities.

“Without agriculture education, people who are uninformed could make uninformed voting decisions regarding things that could hurt our environment or potentially our farmers, without knowing important facts about Ag.”

How to participate:

  1. Go hunting! Search for rocks in local businesses (hints below) and along the walking trail.
  2. Once a rock is found, take a photo of yourself with the rock, and post it to the Carrollton MO FFA Chapter Facebook page. You can also tag the photo with #AgRocks
  3. Place the rock back where it was found.
  4. Don’t hide rocks in different locations or tell others where they are hidden—keep it fun!

Location Hints:

  1. Where stories come to life and adventure begins.
  2. This is the center of education and where careers are found.
  3. You don’t have to have a farm to be insured, we’ve got you covered.
  4. This is the only place where you can get dirty and beautiful at the same time.
  5. Here is where the young Christians who think they’re tough get buff.
  6. Nothing runs like what lies here.
  7. Trojans are the “Kee” to our spirit.
  8. They’ll fix up Fido.
  9. The four letter acronym for the “Know How”
  10. Tires for all kinds of buyers.
  11. Home of the quittin’ time quiz.
  12. Surely you can find the right boots.
  13. Farmers go to show what they grow.
  14. Home of the other blue and gold.

Germann says she hopes the scavenger hunt sparks a movement for Ag education in the community.

“I would love for the community to get out, get active, be involved, and support our FFA Chapter. We know we have a huge amount of community support and we would love for people to read those facts on the rocks about Ag education and share them…”

The event will be going on from now until Monday, September 12, 2016.