Future Farmers of America

Area students are getting school credit for what they say they were born to do.

Suwannee County students in Future Farmers of America, or FFA, are getting the hands on experience of tending to a farm and cattle.

The organization is reviving the 40-acre Suwannee AG Farm owned by the school district by growing turnip, mustard, and collard greens and onions.

Misty West, who is an 11th Grade FFA Member said, "Growing up in Suwannee County and growing up a country girl; it's part of my nature. It's natural to be part of growing crops and raising animals and learning different things about agriculture."

Suwannee County FFA is currently holding its first fundraiser for the hands-on education efforts.

They are selling greens and their own sugar cane syrup.


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