Groton Central to be newest FFA charter

Groton, NY, August 1, 2019 -- The Groton Agriculture Advisory Board, along with the Groton Central School District (GCSD) is excited to announce the official Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter at Groton Schools.  On Friday August 2nd, Richard Ball, NYS Commissioner of Agriculture, Derek Hill, NYS FFA Director, and the NYS FFA Officer Team will be presenting Groton Central School with its official FFA charter.   To celebrate, the Groton Agriculture Advisory Board is hosting a lunch presentation from 12:30-2:30 PM at the Groton High School STEAM Lab.  This event is open to the public, with the presentation beginning in the STEAM lab followed by lunch in the high school cafeteria.  Abby Thomas, representing The Tompkins County Dairy Princess Program, will be in the STEAM lab prior to the lunch serving milk punch for a meet and greet.   Margo Martin, GCSD Superintendent, and Jason Oliver, Agriculture Department Chair, have been working extremely hard to re-establish the FFA Chapter in the school and establishing curriculum focused around Agriculture.  Groton is home to several dairy, beef, and crop farms and produce businesses that drive commerce in our area.  This is an extremely exciting event for our school and local community.