FFA sells sweet corn to raise money for school trips
Nutrien Ag Solutions donated seed corn to Imperial FFA students, which in turn, was planted on about two acres of ground by a farmer and former FFA student, said FFA Advisor Jason Speck. Last week, Speck and FFA students hand-picked the corn every morning and sold it farmer’s market style out of the back of a pickup at different locations on Broadway. Each year they average from $700 to $1,000 in sales from their corn crop, which goes to help with expenses for FFA trips. Speck said it not only gives the students practice with sales and public relations, but the FFA students who donate their time to help with the picking and selling of the corn receive extra points that can benefit them during the year. Last Friday, fresh-picked FFA sweet corn filled a pickup bed, selling at $5 a dozen from the Imperial Super Foods parking lot. Along with Advisor Jason Speck, FFA students helping with customer sales were, from left, Brooke Schilke, Jasmine Johnson and Peyton Dubas.