Family Gives Money To Local FFA

With an estimated nine billion mouths to feed by 2050, the future of farming depends on America’s youth. Organizations like the Coffee County Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter help turn these ag youth into community and industry leaders who will be able to meet the challenges of our growing population. Thanks to one local farmer and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, Coffee County FFA can continue to help its members learn the proud tradition of American farming.
Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. As we reported first on WMSR, Sammy and Amala Morton were the winning farm family in Coffee County. The Morton Family saw the financial need of their local FFA and chose to give back to the Coffee County Chapter.
“The FFA is the youth of what we do for a living and I think it’s great for the community to enrich the future of farming,” said Sammy Morton. “We are very grateful to the Monsanto Fund for this opportunity.”
Coffee County FFA will use the $2,500 to purchase a new sprinkler system and lights for the school greenhouse, and to help fund its Alumni Scholarship Program.
“We had a number of needs for the chapter so we were delighted to hear that the Morton family selected us,” said Adam Willmore, FFA advisor. “We’ll use the funds for travel, scholarships and other programs that will allow students to further their ag education.”
In a ceremony held on Thursday, May 10 at Central High School, the Morton family got the chance to present the Coffee County FFA chapter with the $2,500 donation.