Paragould Branch Sponsors Heifer Fundraiser
The Paragould Branch of Farm Credit Midsouth sponsored a FFA/4-H Heifer Fundraiser this year in Greene County. Farm Credit Midsouth prearranged the purchase of a 500 pound heifer from a local farmer. The participating chapter/club sold tickets until the deadline in November. Ticket prices were $1 per ticket or 6 for $5, with the chapter/club keeping all proceeds of the tickets they sold. Farm Credit Midsouth provided the tickets & heifer. A total of 7,918 tickets were sold. Tickets sold by each chapter/club were as follows:
Marmaduke FFA – 3,074
GCT FFA -1,723
Paragould FFA – 1,128
Greene County Campground Clovers – 759
Greene County Horse & Pony Project Group – 483
Greene County Walcott Winners – 430
Greene Countuy High – 225
Greene County Shooting Sports – 96
A Marmaduke FFA student sold the winning ticket to Mildred Forrest. Farm Credit Midsouth wrote a check to the Marmaduke FFA Alumni to purchase the calf at a prearranged price. The Marmaduke FFA made arrangements for pickup and delivery of the calf to Ms. Forrest. On November 21, the Paragould Branch also provided the Marmaduke FFA with a pizza party for the estimated 70 kids that participated in the fundraiser for selling the most tickets.
This was a very successful first year for the Heifer Fundraiser and plans are for this to an annual event for support of FFA/4-H Clubs in Greene County.