Tailgate Talk: FFA’ers Put Ingenuity and Creativity to Work

November 10, 2012 08:45 AM
 
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Two members of the Cedar Key, Fla., FFA chapter (front, from left), Lauren and Sarah Bartholemy, presented clam appreciation awards to (back, from left) Brian Hogue, Farm Journal Foundation; Dwight Armstrong, National FFA Organization; Howard W. Buffett, Howard G. Buffett Foundation; and Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Foundation. The blue and gold clam medallion is a nod to Cedar Key’s heritage as the nation’s leading clam producer.

The Cedar Key, Fla., FFA chapter is a wonderful example of the students who wear the blue and gold. The group, led by adviser Dennis Voyles, developed four ambitious efforts that supply fish, pork and vegetables to a community food pantry. All of that was accomplished with resourceful creativity and a $2,500 FFA: Food For All grant.

Lauren Bartholemy, chapter president, and her sister Sarah shared the group’s experience—and their passion for fighting hunger—at a recent World Food Prize breakfast hosted by Farmers Feeding the World.

The grant was one of 140 provided through a program supported by Farmers Feeding the World, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

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