(Le Mars) — Area FFA chapters have been busy feeding farmers during this year’s harvest. Le Mars Community, Hinton, and MMC-RU have all participated in a program in which they have provided lunches to farmers either in the field, or at local grain elevators. Danielle James is the adviser for the Le Mars Community FFA chapter and says this was the third year for the
The Hinton Community FFA Chapter also worked with Morningside College in providing meals to farmers. Stephanie Bass is the adviser for the Hinton FFA Chapter. She says this is the fourth year for the “Feed the Farmer” event.
Bass says Hinton FFA provided 100 hot meals to farmers.
Le Mars FFA decided to distribute sack lunches consisting of cold
James says farmers have been grateful to receive the lunches as provided by the local FFA chapters.
Joe Kessenich of Le Mars accepted the lunches to take to his harvest crew.
Bass says the Hinton FFA members prepared the lunches for the farmers at the Central Valley Ag grain elevator of Hinton also on Wednesday, November 6th
The MMC-RU FFA Chapter distributed their lunches in October, just prior to attending the National FFA Convention held at Indianapolis, Indiana. Sam Schroeder serves as the adviser and says the MMC-RU chapter worked hand-in-hand with Iowa State Bank, and delivered 200 meals to local grain elevators to be given to farmers.
Schroeder says farmers had the choice between ham or turkey sandwiches.
Schroeder says this is the fourth year the MMC-RU FFA chapter has distributed the meals for farmers.