FFA gets the word out

Saturday was a success by any measure as members of the Granville FFA put on their agricultural exposition hoping to show of how agriculture touches this community and provide the public with a chance to get up close with a few furry and feathered friends.

The agricultural exposition or Ag Expo was planned along with the ribbon cutting for the Granville location of the Tractor Supply Company.

No coincidence, FFA’s Terry Wheeler said as TSC supports FFA at the local and national level.

“They’re great, they do a ton with the FFA and 4H. The kids made contact with (TSC) and they’ve been planning this for a couple for a couple of weeks,” Wheeler said.

Members hit the parking lot early setting up tractors and pens for animals including goats, chickens, a cow and rabbits; not to mention the Clydesdales from Granville School Board member John Shaw’s Wing Clydesdales. 

Some of the tractors came from the Perry Potatos farm in Hampton as did the District Three FFA President Brittany Perry.

Perry said the expo is all about exposing the public to aspects of agriculture they might not know about. It’s just a bonus they get to do that with lots of cute and fuzzy animals.

“We do this to get the people involved and help people to realize that agriculture is a big part of this area. A lot of people don’t get to have close contact with animals like this,” Perry said.

Chapter President Alissa Dunavan said the event had been busy from the start despite a chilly breeze on an otherwise pleasant seasonable day. Dunavan and others circulated throughout the packed parking lot offering FFA logo stickers to anyone who wanted them.

“There have been a lot of people, we’ve given out a lot of stickers,” Dunavan said.

Store manager Travis Fisher said having the FFA outside in the parking lot during the store’s ribbon cutting day made perfect sense as the customers were stopping on their way in to the store or on the way out. “It’s been great today, non-stop, steady busy,” Fisher said.

 

 

 

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , ,

Lakes Region Freepress – 05/25/18

Lakes_5_25_18.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 05/24/18

Northshire 5-25-18.pdf-web.pdf

North Country Freepress – 05/25/18

FreePress_5_25_18.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 05/24/18

518 Wheels 5_25_18.pdf-web.pdf

Flat Iron falls

DSC_0054

By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

GCS logo

By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

The entrance to the Whitehall Police Station.

By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

DSC_0579

Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

North Country Freepress – 05/18/18

FreePress_5_18_18.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 05/18/18

Northshire_5_19_18.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 05/18/18

Lakes_5_18_18.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 05/17/18

518 Wheels 5_18_18.pdf-web.pdf