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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.


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