The Indiana FFA State Convention will be held at Purdue University next week. One thing that happens every year is that FFA Chapters are recognized for supporting the Indiana FFA Foundation and Indiana FFA Center through donations. Some are monetary donations, others are gifts of items or materials. Greenfield Central FFA will receive recognition in part of the trailer recently donated to the Indiana FFA Center.
Joe McCain, Greenfield Central FFA adviser, and his students built the trailer from the ground up in his welding class. The two-wheel trailer has a single rear axle, an easy to unfold end gate for quick loading, lights, an attached jack and a bumper hitch. It now has a license for use on the road.
In fact, Joe Park, director of the Indiana FFA Center, has already used the trailer, received just a couple of weeks ago, for a two-hour trip to get cabinets for bathroom remodeling at the Center. Park, former adviser at Indian Creek High School, is in his fourth year as FFA Center Director.
One thing Park likes to do is encourage FFA chapters to both use the facility, and complete projects for things that the center needs or can use. It allows the Center to upgrade the facility and have a good fleet of equipment without outlaying cash to do so, Park says. He's extremely grateful to all chapters who have built and donated various items at the Center.
The Center will soon be sporting a new entry sign, lighted for easier sight at night, at the front entrance. Funding for the sign was raised through donations from more than 50 FFA chapters. Each "bought a piece of the rock," and have their name inscribed on one of the bricks used to make the foundation for the sign which will be erected shortly. It's just another example of chapters pitching in and helping out, Park says.