FFA shatters Corn Drive record

FFA seniors Taylor Trick and Matt Ditsch scoop corn out of a truck during the Corn Drive on Oct. 5, which raised $8,000 for the Courage Center. Submitted photo

By Bubba Stevens
Chapter Reporter

On Oct. 5, members of the NYA FFA chapter took part in the annual corn drive. The timing of the event proved to be right on as corn prices were high and many area farmers were in the fields with their combines.

By the time the day was through, over 900 bushels had been donated. Once the cash and check donations were added to the corn money, the total had reached $8,000, topping the chapter’s previous record of $5,650 from last year.

The corn drive is the chapter’s main service project, helping fulfill the “Living to Serve” portion of the FFA Motto.

All of the proceeds from the event are donated to the Courage Center where they go to help disabled and rehabilitating individuals. The NYA FFA Chapter would like to thank all of the local farmers, businesses, and individuals who donated and helped make the event such a success.