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Last Updated: Nov 8th, 2017 - 09:07:53

Crossland Zoo finding new life as educational farm
Nov 8, 2017, 09:04

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The Crossett Future Farmers of America are moving into what used to be the Crossland zoo.

“We are planning on it being the FFA farm,” Leah Cox said.

Crossett Future Farmers of America Vice President Daniel Johnson feeds a pig at the former Crossland Zoo. FFA leaders said they plan to turn the zoo into an FFA farm. (VAL GAUGHT/News Observer)
Leah is the wife of Crossett Agriculture teacher and FFA sponsor, Sammy Cox.
Leah said that right now the program only has pigs, but they have big plans for the farm to grow.

FFA President Dani Dolan and Vice President Daniel Johnson own the pigs, but Johnson said the club plans to get goats, chickens and other livestock as it expands its farming experiment.

“I think he plans on buying more livestock this summer,” Johnson said about Sammy Cox’s plans to expand the farm.

They are still in the early stages of planning, but Sammy said he wants to eventually see the farm turn into a petting zoo so that teachers can bring the Crossett School District’s younger students out to see and learn about the animals.

“We are going to try to open it for the elementary kids, and then maybe even open it one day a month for the community,” Sammy said.

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