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FFA sponsoring Ag Day Dinner, silent auction

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Northview High School Senior and FFA President Ethan Stevenson shows his display board to thank local donors for donating seeds and agricultural chemicals to the FFA for its silent auction. Jessica Murray Photo. [Order this photo]
Northview High School's Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter is holding an Agriculture Day Dinner Thursday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m.

The Silent Auction begins at 5 p.m.

The tickets are on pre-sale for $5, and the dinner will be at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the dinner will help fund Northview's FFA chapter to attend the national convention, district conference and participate in other educational events.

"This helps us to prepare to be leaders and adults for tomorrow. The most important thing I have learned is leadership. It makes our chapter better," FFA President Ethan Stevenson said.

The FFA students have been auctioning off seed and agricultural chemicals for approximately a month. Silent auction bidding began Feb. 17 at the Annual Soil and Water meeting. The seeds and chemicals were donated by many local seeds dealers and farmers.

Bids can still be made at this time. It is $5 a unit to bid on corn, and $2 a unit for beans. FFA advisor Pat Powell said he will contact the winning bidders. To bid or to check current bid statuses, bidders should call Powell or Ethan Stevenson.

Stevenson said the fundraiser is important to the FFA at Northview because it is the main way the club receives money to fund educational outings.

Northview High School FFA members display their posters to thank local seed and chemical donors for their contributions for the chapter's silent auction. Jessica Murray Photo. [Order this photo]
"We just really want to thank the donors for their contribution," Stevenson said.

The dinner is sponsored by First Financial Bank in conjunction with the extension office.

To buy dinner tickets, contact the extension office or call Powell at 448-2661 ext.1291 or (812) 939-1254 ext. 2033. Stevenson can be reached at (812) 251-4889.