Halifax County Farm Bureau Federation recently donated $2,000 to the Halifax County High School Future Farmers of America. President of the Halifax County Farm Bureau Federation, Garland Comer (fourth from left), is pictured with Halifax County High School FFA officers (from left) Evelyn Farmer, vice president; Jozlyn Hill, sentinel; Katrina Hill, reporter; Bethany Comer, president; Kayleigh Freeman, secretary; Francesca Potenza, treasurer; and Ashley Pedro, historian.

With students at Halifax County High School being back to in-person learning full time, the HCHS Future Farmers of America has been gearing up for an exciting year ahead.

The National FFA Organization is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

The FFA was not spared hardship through the pandemic with a loss of in-person activities, contests and all fundraising opportunities for the majority of the 2020-2021 school year.

Local FFA officers attended the August Halifax County Farm Bureau board meeting, and shared their achievements for the previous school year as well as intentions and plans for the beginning school year.

President of the Halifax County Farm Bureau Federation Garland Comer then presented the FFA officers with a $2,000 donation at their September officer meeting to be used towards their upcoming trip to the National FFA Convention at the end of October in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“Our county farm bureau has been a long time supporter of our student organization, and we are always so grateful for their continued support. I know these FFA members will make great accomplishments in the coming school year,” said Ellen Slagle, HCHS FFA advisor.