(BROWNSTOWN) – An FFA plant sale is underway at the Brownstown Central High School greenhouse.
With thousands of flowers, hanging baskets, porch pots and vegetables available for purchase.
From the popular begonias, petunias, geraniums, impatiens and ferns to tomato, cauliflower and cabbage plants, they are available for the public to purchase from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the school until everything runs out. The greenhouse also will be open from 8 a.m. to noon May 11, the day before Mother’s Day.
People should enter Door 8 by the baseball field, and the methods of payment accepted are cash and checks. Proceeds will benefit the school’s FFA chapter.
FFA adviser Blake Hackman says the greenhouse management class has grown all of the plants. He purchased all of the plugs, pots, soil, and plants, and it was up to the 18 students in the class to maintain and care for the plants. The total cost was around $10,000 and the students hope to break even with the plant sale.
All proceeds will go into the FFA’s general fund, part of which will help send five FFA members to a national leadership conference in Washington, D.C., in June.
FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.
Although FFA was created in 1928 as Future Farmers of America, the name was changed in 1988 to the National FFA Organization to represent the growing diversity of agriculture.
Today, almost half a million student members are engaged in a wide range of agricultural education activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber, and natural resources industry. Student success remains the primary mission of FFA.
Over the past 75 years, the FFA and agricultural education have grown to encompass all aspects of agriculture, from production farming, agribusiness and forestry to biotechnology, marketing and food processing.