On March 6th, 2019, the OCES 4th grade students and the OCHS FFA and agriculture students worked together to take part in the new project, “Home Grown Eastern Kentucky” initiated by Mr. Alan Taylor. The project began when students Abigail Oliver and Wyatt Lucas and Mr. Alan Taylor scored grants to go for the payment of supplies needed. This was the first of several trips planned during the months of March, April and May. Students planted lettuce seeds in raised beds and marigolds in the school greenhouse. With each visit, students will see the
ir plants progress as well as plant new crops of various vegetables for summer growth. In the future, the students will also take part in class discussions, presentations from other FFA members, further visits, and more planting sessions. The overall goal of the project is to raise awareness for the importance of agriculture in our upcoming generations as well as to get them involved in FFA early so that they can see the difference the organization makes in our daily lives. In the future, the students will take part in class discussions, presentations from other FFA members, further visits, and more planting sessions.