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Ag Club partners with high school FFAs to thank farmers

December 18, 2017, in Applied Agriculture and Food Studies, Latest News

During the harvest season, farmers spend countless hours working in the fields. On top of that, they often spend hours waiting in line at the local grain elevator. While farmers were busy providing food for the community, local ag students recently thanked them with a free meal in return.

The Morningside College Ag Club partnered with seven local high school FFA chapters for the second annual Siouxland Feed the Farmer event. They were able to serve 1,855 free meals to Siouxland farmers during the recent harvest season.

“This was our first time working with the local high schools,” said Rachael Arnts, president of the Morningside College Ag Club. “We partnered with them because we wanted to reach out to more farmers this year. Coordinating this event was a challenging yet rewarding experience.”

The Morningside College Ag Club purchased the sack lunch supplies from Fareway and distributed the supplies to the high school FFA chapters. Each chapter was responsible for putting together the sack lunches and coordinating with the local grain elevators. As farmers waited in line to deliver grain, the high school students would hand them a free sack lunch and thank them for all of their hard work.

Feed the Farmer was supported in part by Fareway and the Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team.