More than ideas are hatching among young people in one organization in Tioga County these days. An agri-business venture is also taking flight at Owego Free Academy.

Owego’s Future Farmers of America, or FFA, has been awarded over $4,900 as part of the Grants for Growing nationwide program sponsored by Tractor Supply Company.

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The Owego FFA plans to produce and sell chicken eggs right at the school.

Students in the new Animal Science and Building Trades career and technical programs have worked together to build chicken coups to house a flock of birds donated by a local resident.  Animal Science program will take care of the flock and students this spring will incubate eggs to build the flock.

LOOK: 30 fascinating facts about sleep in the animal kingdom

Why do cats have whiskers? Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? And answers to 47 other kitty questions:

Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? Why do they have whiskers? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies known as kittens, are mysterious creatures. Their larger relatives, after all, are some of the most mystical and lethal animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions related to kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.