Valley Wide Co-op donates $3,800 to West Side FFA

Published on October 18, 2016 6:16PM

Courtesy oF Valley Wide CooperativeFrom right are Austin Stuart, Zach Hobson, Dylan Bickmore, Tyson Bomste, Joseph Butler, Kenyon Shields, Tyler Telford, Spencer Barzee, Bridget Checketts (Valley Country Store Manager), Shaun Parkinson (Valley Wide Co-op Feed Manager), Mitch Bowles FFA adviser, Jordan Mek, Billy Robinson, Jocelyn Mejia, Brittanie Beckstead and Chris Hardy.

Courtesy oF Valley Wide CooperativeFrom right are Austin Stuart, Zach Hobson, Dylan Bickmore, Tyson Bomste, Joseph Butler, Kenyon Shields, Tyler Telford, Spencer Barzee, Bridget Checketts (Valley Country Store Manager), Shaun Parkinson (Valley Wide Co-op Feed Manager), Mitch Bowles FFA adviser, Jordan Mek, Billy Robinson, Jocelyn Mejia, Brittanie Beckstead and Chris Hardy.

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DAYTON, Idaho — Valley Wide Cooperative and Valley Agronomics LLC donated $3,800 to the West Side School District, which will use the funds to build a local greenhouse.

The West Side FFA students will be working with their advisers to put the greenhouse together. The greenhouse will serve as not only a place the students can grow and sell flowers and plant starts, but will be a classroom setting for two new programs: herbology and soil science.

The students will have hands-on experience with both classes that will be taught by the ag teachers.

There are currently 90 students enrolled in the program and 85 of those students are enrolled in the FFA program.

“With Valley Wide’s contribution the students at West Side will be able to utilize the greenhouse to facilitate hands on learning in plant and soil science, as well as provide fundraising opportunities” stated Mitch Bowles, FFA adviser and ag instructor for the Dayton High School.

“Valley Wide Cooperative has a direct impact on the communities that we serve. We are excited to be able to provide funds to the West Side School District to help the youth further their ag education,” said Jason Pollard, director of marketing for Valley Wide Cooperative.

Since 1920 Valley Wide Cooperative has been helping farmers and ranchers build their homes and businesses through dedication and expertise. Valley Wide is involved in every community we are a part of, and we are helping to cultivate and strengthen the current and next generation of farmers.

For more information, please visit www.valleywidecoop.com



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