The Franklin-Simpson High School FFA Agriculture Commodity Breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Feb. 17 in the culinary lab in the CTE hallway of the high school.
“It is a thank you for supporting the agriculture program,” said Sam Evans, an agriculture teacher at FSHS. “We feel like [agriculture producers] are a section of our society that more and more don’t have things that are set aside specifically for them and this is a farmer appreciation breakfast.”
The breakfast is a come-and-go event with sausage biscuits, ham biscuits, fruit trays, muffins and donuts being served. Some of the food is being catered, with the rest being made the FFA members said Felicia Dalton, an agriculture teacher at FSHS.
“In years past we were still cooking the food when folks were rolling in,” Dalton said. “It was kind of made to fit to go since people kind of pop in and out since it is not always that easy to take a plate of food and go.”
The FFA and agriculture students will walk around the room, talk about what project they are working on and meet the community.
“We want to showcase the kids so that conversation of engaging the kids with the public lets the kids give their side of what they are doing and what they’ve been working on,” Dalton said.
Evans said they usually have a PowerPoint playing throughout the breakfast showcasing different things the classes have done throughout the year.
There are around 165 students, freshmen to seniors, who are enrolled in agriculture classes for the 2019-2020 academic year, he said.