Moffat County FFA feeds members, grows numbers with barbecue
Members of Moffat County High School’s chapter of Future Farmers of America were sowing the seeds for another good year Tuesday at Loudy-Simpson Park with a back-to-school barbecue.
The event served as a welcome back for returning members, parents and alumni, as well as a kickoff for younger participants, said Vice President Lacey Wiseman.
“It’s kind of like our freshman orientation, and we show them all stuff we do in our chapter,” she said.
Chapter Maddie Coutts said she’s looking forward to the school year with advisers helping things “run smoother,” as well as the overall abundance of membership.
“I feel like there’s a lot of opportunities for us this year,” she said. “We’re averaging almost 300 kids. We have the largest program in the state and the largest extracurricular in the school. The main reason we’re so big is we’re the second-largest county and we only have the one program, whereas Weld County has upwards of 12.”
Blue skies, soft terrain lend to running conditions for Friends of Moffat County Education’s Wake the Whittler 5K
Harriers of all ages got in motion Saturday morning as part of Friends of Moffat County Education’s Wake the Whittler.