Polk County FFA raises funds to buy new truck for school farm

The Polk County High School FFA recently completed its fundraising to obtain a new truck for the school farm.

The agricultural education program raised more than $29,000 to purchase a new 2019 Ford F-250 truck from Stott’s Ford in Tryon.

Donations were received from the following organizations and businesses:  Polk County Farm Bureau, Polk County Community Foundation, Margaret Forbes Foundation, North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund, Carolina Farm Credit, Pruette Construction, Daffy Jill’s Club, Hardin-Green Creek Farm Supply, Nelon-Cole Termite and Pest Control, Stott’s Ford, Polk County Schools and many other donors who wanted to remain anonymous.

The truck will insure the availability of agricultural education program resources to assist students on and off campus with agriculture-based projects.  It will be used to improve accessibility and efficiency of promoting agriculture outreach programs such as transporting resources to assist with community-based projects.

Additionally, it will be used to fulfill the inadequacies of previous school farm trucks as well as reduce the liability of agriculture teachers’ vehicles being used in the completion of program duties and responsibilities.

“On behalf of the Polk County agricultural education program, we want to thank you for your donations and for always believing in our program here at Polk County High School,” said agriculture teacher Chauncey Barber. “We have had the truck for several months and it is awesome!”