A roundup of FFA news for the week of July 28, 2011:


BELOIT, Ohio — West Branch FFA met July 21 at the Texas Roadhouse in Alliance, Ohio.

Future meetings and upcoming events were discussed. All officers were present along with advisers Michael Bardo and Gregory Sharp.

The nest meeting will be at the West Branch High School agricultural shop in August.

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PLYMOUTH, Ohio — Agricultural science students and other students planted a flower garden and a vegetable garden at Plymouth High School. The flower garden is outside of the ag room on the east side of the school and is to be named the Plymouth High School Memorial garden.

This project was funded by the 2011 Plymouth High School senior class. The garden will hold memorial stones from previously established memorials as well as those from students that have passed away while attending Plymouth High School.

The vegetable garden is behind the ag room on the south side of the school and was funded by Plymouth FFA, Plymouth FFA alumni and a $500 grant from Scotts.

The garden includes a variety of plants ranging from strawberries to sweet corn, broccoli, onions, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, carrots, radishes, herbs, green beans, potatoes, pumpkins, asparagus and horseradish.

Ag science II students planned the design, spacing and planting of the garden. The produce from the vegetable garden is being given to FFA supporters as well as the Plymouth-Shiloh Food Pantry. A portion of the produce will be preserved during a food science class where students will learn about preserving food, canning and dehydration.


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