Everyone can help support local kids through Buffalo FFA Alumni
Do you support agriculture in our community? Every resident supports ag, according to state Sen. Sandy Crawford, commenting on a speech Julie Crawford delivered at the November DIVAS meeting. She went on to comment, “Everybody eats … so, you support agriculture.”
Julie Crawford presented the importance and mission of joining Buffalo FFA Alumni.
She said, “Anyone can join to support the local FFA students and agriculture in Missouri.”
No requirements are needed. Neither former FFA membership nor graduating from Buffalo High School are required. Members don’t have to reside on a farm or work in the agriculture field. Membership only requires the support of local youth and agriculture in Dallas County.
“Buffalo FFA Alumni is just like the booster clubs for sports, except we support ag kids,” Julie Crawford explained.
FFA Alumni supports the group by raising money, helping with chapter activities and participating in the Buffalo FFA contest.
Last year the FFA contest was brought back to BHS after several years on hiatus. Close to 20 schools participated, and all those students brought a financial bump to the local economy. Fast food and gas stations felt the most increase.
Buffalo FFA Alumni membership is an annual fee from September to August; however, you may join at any time throughout the year to show your support for agriculture. Individuals are $25, families are $35, and three levels of corporate membership are from $50 to $250. To join, send your check to Buffalo FFA Alumni, P.O. Box 511, Buffalo, MO 65622.