©2014 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL
Members of the CCHS Future Farmers of America check on Renaldo, the rooster, and
Fred, the rabbit, at the schoolâ€™s small animal laboratory. From left are Samantha Ellison,
Justin LaFollette, Dakota Frazier, and Emma Conway.
|Published: 8:15 PM, 02/21/2014
||Last updated: 8:10 AM, 02/24/2014
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Farmers of America turned 86 years old this week, and members of the Cocke County High Schoolâ€™s
chapter celebrated in high style.
Gone are the days when the schoolâ€™s
agriculture classes and club membership were limited to young men only.
Gone to are the days when studies emphasized on beef and dairy production in
preparation for the graduates to take over the many family farms dotting Cocke Countyâ€™s
In their place is a chapter with a membership of over 120
students in grades 9-12, many of whom are female.
In fact, of the
clubâ€™s nine officers, seven are young ladies, including president Megan Wilds.
While beef and dairy production is still considered an integral part of
Americaâ€™s farming world, CCHS students also study the care of sheep, rabbits, chickens, and
For more details, please see the weekend
edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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