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Successful Farmers Care Product Drive Hosted by Tyrone Area FFA Chapter

After inventorying all the products, Sarah Weakland, Jeremiah Blazer, Maverick Fleck, and Angel Jimenez utilized the livestock scale purchased by a Learning to Do Grant in 2023 to weigh all of the donations to see if the committee met their goal of 800 lbs.

The Tyrone Area FFA Chapter recently organized the Farmers Care Product Drive to support local communities. Led by a dedicated group of ninth-grade FFA members, the initiative aimed to educate people about local agriculture’s importance and its key role in society.

Joe Diamond, the Regional Organization Director, shared insights with the students about the significant impact of the PA Farm Bureau on farmers locally and nationwide. Through an interactive educational session, the FFA members gained valuable knowledge about various careers in agriculture, igniting their passion for the field.

It was absolutely amazing to see the generosity of our community

— Carlie Nowlin

Inspired by their understanding, the FFA members undertook The Farmers Care program, an initiative also supported by the PFB Women’s Leadership Committee, encouraging counties to join in recognizing the dedication of farm families in providing nutritious food for their communities.

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau endorsed the program by facilitating the collection of food items and monetary donations for charitable organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

The collective efforts of the Tyrone Area FFA Chapter resulted in an impressive collection of 1,116.2 pounds of food, products, and monetary contributions in less than two weeks. All donations were delivered to the Ronald McDonald House of Hershey on the evening of March 8.

“More than 25 high school FFA members were pivotal in organizing, advertising, gathering, categorizing, packaging, and distributing the abundant collection,” shared Tiffany Hoy, FFA Advisor. “It was absolutely amazing to see the generosity of our community,” added Carlie Nowlin, sophomore FFA member.

The FFA gave special acknowledgment to Save-A-Lot of Tyrone for helping members to organize a successful food drive on Saturday, March 2.

Despite the challenging weather conditions, the Tyrone community demonstrated exceptional generosity, filling over five shopping carts and donating more than $340 to the cause.

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