Nevada FFA sells nearly $30,000 of fruit and cheese
Nevada FFA members sold $29,653 of fruit, cheese, sausage and chocolates this season.
The wholesale product cost was $18,694, therefore providing the chapter with a profit of $10,959.
Students sold products in October and early November, but also sold products through a new online system.
All products arrived at Nevada High School ag mechanics lab on Dec. 7. Students sorted and mixed boxes, then started loading out and delivering to customers after school.
Some sales were made through email and call-in orders which Kevin Cooper, Nevada High School agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor, took care of delivering.
Top salespeople this year were Mady Gibson with $1,600 of total sales, Rylee Steffes with $1,403, Kent Sponseller with $1,400, Ella and Wyatt Toot with $1,380 and Maggie Melton with $1,367 in sales.
Proceeds from the fruit sales helps pay for FFA jackets, annual banquet, contest entry fees and chapter leadership development operations.
“I am so impressed with the dedication and work ethic of our FFA members and their parents in getting all this product sold and delivered,” Cooper said.