Nevada FFA has record fruit sales

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal
Nevada FFA has record fruit sales

Nevada High School FFA members sold, mixed and delivered a new all-time record $31,426 of fruit, cheese, sausage and snacks to community customers. In 2014, Nevada FFA also set a record at $26,661. “I am very proud of the students, parents and the customers that support this fundraiser” stated Kevin Cooper, Nevada FFA advisor. The chapter also purchased bulk fruit and re-packaged into specialized mixed boxes for variety preferences. Customers could choose from twenty-six different fruit packages, eighteen cheese and meats selections and ten different snack varieties. The chapter unloaded the product with the JD 480 heavy-duty all-terrain forklift that Van Wall Equipment donated to the chapter in the fall of 2013. Top sellers included Filicity Robinson in first place at $2,057 in sales, Chance Steffes in second place with $1,897 and third was Alexis Black at $1,151 in sales. All students were provided with a lesson in basic product introduction and how to close a sale. Cooper emphasized the importance of sales skills in many occupations. The wholesale product invoices totaled $19,241.01, therefore providing the FFA chapter with a net profit of $12,185. Money from this fundraiser will be used to help pay for the annual FFA banquet, career development contest, leadership conferences, FFA jackets and senior scholarships. These funds will also help pay for other Nevada FFA chapter-sponsored activities.