1,200 Participate In Annual Northview High FFA’s Food For America Program

March 28, 2008


About 900 elementary school students from nine schools attended the annual “Food for America” program Thursday at Northview High School , with about 1,200 people total either attending or working with the program.

The program sponsored the National FFA Organization and conducted by the Northview FFA gave the students a chance to learn about agriculture firsthand as they got up close and personal with farm animals, farm equipment and more. The students even had the opportunity to make their own butter and enjoy it on crackers.

The Northview FFA has participated in the program for 13 years, placing second in the state last year. Northview has placed in the top five in the state for the last ten years.

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About 120 FFA students from Northview and Ernest Ward Middle School conducted the program, with about 1,200 people total either attending or working with the program.

Schools scheduled to attend the Food for America program today at Northview were Bratt Elementary, Byrneville Elementary, Carver/Century Elementary, Holm Elementary, Jay Elementary, Lipscomb Elementary, Molino Park Elementary and Pensacola Beach Charter Elementary.

Participants in the FFA’s program included: the Florida Department of Agriculture Honey Inspector, local bee keepers, Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Pine Ridge Farms, theniversity of Florida, the Florida Division of Forestry, the Escambia County Farm Bureau, Hendrix Tractor Company, the Walnut Hill Volunteer Fire Department, NHS FFA Alumni and Friends, the Florida FFA Association, Northview 4-H/Farm Safety, the Escambia County Extension Agency the National Resource Conservation Service, Stewart Grist Mill and Escambia County Parks and Recreation.



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