Not only is the Central Hardin chapter providing fresh produce for local food pantries in their community of Elizabethtown, KY, they are also working with members of the Kentucky National Guard. This fall, a Kentucky Agriculture Development Team will be sent to Afghanistan and help teach residents better agricultural practices. Team members will take information that they’ve learned from Central Hardin FFA members and use it to help Afghan citizens develop better, more sustainable operations.
Colonel Bob Hayter
Colonel: Colonel Bob Hayter, commander of the team that’s headed to Afghanistan, talks about the pleasure he’s had in working with Kentucky FFA members.
Colonel Bob Hayter - part 2
Colonel1: Colonel Hayter explains part of their mission while in Afghanistan.
Derek: Central Hardin chapter advisor Derek Smith talks about how student involvement in their FFA: Food For All project and how it has helped other areas of their high school.
Derek Smith - part 2
Derek2: Smith explains how important the FFA: Food For All grant has been to make the garden a successful project.
Ellis Clark (CT) FFA-pictured below-has donated more than 160 pounds of fresh produce to a local food bank.
Wamego (KS) FFA chapter donates more than 1,000 pounds of sweet corn to local food bank.
Pennsylvania chapter donates about 200 pounds of food and plans additional community outreach.
Norco FFA (CA)
The Norco (CA) FFA chapter has received a $2,170 grant to grow their Cultivating Charitable Citizens program, which includes vegetable and egg production. In addition to providing food for local families, the chapter has hosted informational clinics that teach community members how to grow their own food.
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