FFA Garden Flourishes
Virginia H. Harris Progressive Farmer Associate Editor
Wed Nov 4, 2015 07:11 AM CST

Louisville, Ky. (DTN) -- At Nevada High School in Nevada, Iowa, Kevin Cooper’s class has grown test plots covering 30 acres of corn and soybeans for years. It’s just part of the curriculum.

Another part of the vocational agriculture teacher’s plant science curriculum has been potting tomato plants every March; when school ends, the potted plants are given to teachers or taken home by students. The timing didn’t work for the class to harvest the tomatoes together.

However, that changed this year. The Nevada FFA chapter received a $2,000 grant from Farm Credit Services, which allowed the chapter to purchase ...

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