BEA students make, sell dog treats
A project students are participating in during agriculture teacher Todd Biddle veterinary science class at Bald Eagle Area High School is helping teach them how to properly develop their own dog treats. With approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, they have also been given the green light to sell the treats. Money raised will go back into ag programs at Bald Eagle Area High School. Abiding by Chapter 51 of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture — related to the production of commercial dog food — Biddle is teaching students the proper way to bake, package and sell the items. The next step is to send the treats to a company in Lancaster County to chemically analyze the product for nutrition information. Once a report is sent back to Biddle and his class, packaging will be made and a price per treat will be set. A permit to sell the biscuits was already acquired through the state Department of Agriculture. Students must also create an in-class marketing plan.