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Local High School FFA feeds school system

August 25, 2012

The Cabell Midland High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter members harvested about half of the corn they planted this summer at the Meadows Farm.

The corn was delivered in two dump truck loads by the Cabell County Schools Maintenance Department and Milton Elementary Principal Kim Cooper, who works closely with the FFA students and their advisors Brian Clagg and Mary Phillips.

Yesterday, Cabell County Schools cooks worked at the Central Office shucking, cutting, and packing the corn so it can be distributed for use in the lunch program at the beginning of next week.

A second harvest is planned for Monday evening. According to Assistant Superintendent Mike O’Dell, the “crop is bountiful” and he expects that just as much corn remains in the field as has already been harvested. A potato harvest will complete the FFA’s food offering to the school system.

Efforts are being made throughout the state to increase farm-to-school food programs but this is one where the students themselves are producing the food.

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