2012-06-07 / Local & State

Warfordsburg FFA Celebrates 75 Years

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Mike Branner, Pennsylvania FFA Foundation advisor, along with Warfordsburg FFA charter member Floyd Palmer and former chapter advisor Ed Layton pose with Southern Fulton FFA members at their recent awards ceremony and banquet. Mike Branner, Pennsylvania FFA Foundation advisor, along with Warfordsburg FFA charter member Floyd Palmer and former chapter advisor Ed Layton pose with Southern Fulton FFA members at their recent awards ceremony and banquet. Members, alumni and guests of Warfordsburg Chapter of FFA packed Southern Fulton High School cafeteria on April 26 to celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary. Among the special guests on hand for the banquet and awards ceremony was Mike Brammer, Pennsylvania FFA Foundation advisor, who spoke about the changes the FFA has seen throughout its lifetime as well as the numerous opportunities that the FFA has to offer the students of today. Brammer also presented the chapter with an honorary certificate from the Pennsylvania secretary of agriculture and the Department of Agriculture for having 75 strong years of FFA and agricultural sciences.

Throughout the evening, many students received awards and degrees. Senior Michael Fogal received the prestigious Eagle Award and was also honored with the DEKALB Award for his success and dedication to the FFA and an agricultural lifestyle. Receiving star degrees were Timothy Mottern and Kimberly Stotler.

The highlights of the evening included a short word from past FFA chapter advisor Ed Layton and the presence of original member and county resident Floyd Palmer.

Layton was the chapter advisor for more than 28 years and has been a huge supporter of agricultural education ever since. Palmer is an original member of Warfordsburg FFA Charter, which took place 75 years ago in October.

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