The Bartholomew County FFA Alumni Association will have its first meeting for the 2016-17 membership year on Tuesday. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be in the Family Arts Building at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds.
The association, which was granted its charter earlier this year, has gradually been building its membership in the past several months, including hosting a booth at the 4-H Fair, said Don Barriger, a chapter organizer. One of the fair booth visitors was the county’s oldest and longest-serving agriculture teacher and FFA adviser, Wayne Coy, who is in his 90s, Barriger said.
During next week’s meeting, the chapter will discuss how it can assist the Hope and Columbus FFA chapters in the coming year, and possible fund-raising activities, Barriger said. Anyone interested in the future of agriculture and agricultural education is invited to attend.