members distributed more than 400 pork burgers, chips, cookies
and drinks at six local elevators. The elevators at Atlanta (Top
Flight Grain), McLean (Evergreen FS), Stanford (Stanford Grain),
Danvers (Danvers Farmers Elevator), Armington and Minier (Grainland
Coop) donated the water and assisted with logistics of the
event. The Olympia FFA Alumni also assisted with serving the
meals. Davis Pork Farm donated the hog and Bloomington Meats
donated the processing.
Lane Schweigert, and Lizzy Davis wait for farmers to arrive in
am glad to have the chance to provide a meal to the farmers to
show our appreciation for the hard work they do during harvest
and all year long,” stated Cody Gibson, senior FFA member.
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Kyle Fasse, Chloe Hilt, and Rebekah Magee prepare meals at the
Hilt, senior FFA member said, “Most of the hard work all these
farmers do goes unnoticed, so it was nice to get out there and let
them know we appreciate all they do.”
Molly and Cavit Schempp have a meal
for local farmer Shane Rutherford.
The Olympia FFA would like to thank all the local
farmers for their efforts to provide the safest, most abundant and
affordable food supply in the world. It was not necessary, but many
of the farmers made very generous donations to the FFA chapter.
[Bryce A. Hoffman
Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor
Olympia High School]