Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

FFA, Mountaineer Food Bank Partner to Distribute Backpacks; Donations Sought

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

FFA, Mountaineer Food Bank Partner to Distribute Backpacks; Donations Sought

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On May 17, Putnam Rotarians were visited by Megan Parsons, a Buffalo High School senior who is state secretary for the 5,100 students in West Virginia's Future Farmers of America. "We've strayed away from general agriculture, she said. "We're a lot more science-based and leadership-based.

There are now about 78 FFA chapters in West Virginia, she said. Most of them are in northern counties.

In addition to the chapter at Buffalo, there is an FFA group at Carver Career Center in Kanawha County and a chapter at Cabell- Midland High School.

Mason County has two FFA chapters.

"We are looking to expand into Hurricane and Winfield, she added.

About 10 of the Buffalo students will attend the FFA state convention at Cedar Lakes in early July.

The state FFA organization is working with Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway to supply some 33,000 backpacks for students across the state. …

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