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Bunny business booming for senior

Bobbie Moss

Bobbie Moss

Bobbie Moss, Staff Writer

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Senior Kiara Johnson has taken a leap toward her future by starting her own business, Johnson Rabbitry.

Despite juggling a lot of activities on a daily basis (she is an FFA officer, practices ballet, tap and point dances), Johnson has dedicated a portion of her time to taking care of more than 50 rabbits since she started, including breeding, raising, and selling them.  The business that she started in September of 2016 raises the bunnies for pets, show stock competitions and dinner.  Yes, some people enjoy the taste rabbit.

Johnson owns a total 0f 11 rabbits – three females, three males, and five baby bunnies, but she hosts other rabbits as well.  Johnson’s business started out as her brother’s Supervised Agricultural Experience that is a requirement for FFA participation,  but she inherited the business and began breeding.

Johnson hosts all of her bunnies at the FFA farm, which is donated for school use by Kelly Longacre. Johnson’s costs for Johnson Rabbitry include the cost of breeding season, travel costs for showing the rabbits, and other out of pocket expenses.

Her profits come from her business’ Facebook page where she advertises her services and also lists sales.  Johnson stated that running a business is, “an interesting experience having to keep track of expenses and the welfare of the bunnies.”

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