Greens bring in the green for FFA

FFA makes record profits during annual plant sale.

PELLA EDWARDSEN, REPORTER

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The Narragansett FFA chapter made a record $13,500 this year at the annual plant sale, May 18 and 25.

The plant sale which first began in 1987, made $9500 the first weekend and $4500 on the second, making it a record year in profits for the program.

“We had a record year, we also had more students enrolled in our courses than ever before” Ms. Ashworth, science, said. That money pays all our plants, all the pots, all the soil, and all the fertilizer for the upcoming year.”

FFA students working at the plant sale had an opportunity to display and sell their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), which is a requirement for the FFA chapter.

The SAE counts as two test grades for the students fourth quarter, and allows them create their own project related to agriculture.

“It’s great to see them when other people appreciate their product. It’s more than I can do with feedback in the classroom,” Ashworth said.

The plant sale is an annual event that sells plants and maple syrup produced on the high school by the FFA.