It is really good to see these young people involved in a project like this. It is particularly significant that they are getting some hands-on experience with alternate ways to "farm" other than in the ground.
EarthBox sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) are an excellent way to reach out to their community to help solve problems of hunger, nutrition and obesity. In my view FFA deserves much more recognition than it gets in big cities like New York.
COTTER — More than 60 Cotter Future Farmers of America club members are joining together on a project to help local families fight hunger.
Student teacher Carley Calico, an agriculture education student at Southern Arkansas University, is doing her student teaching at Cotter High School.
Before she started, she contacted Cotter agriculture teacher Brandy Hughes about potentially applying for one of 140 “Food For All” grants distributed by the national FFA organization. Read more...