FFA Corn Drive is underway
First-year FFA instructor Matt Buysse is hoping an event to raise money for the program will go as smooth as silk … corn silk, that is. The Minneota FFA is hosting a one-day Corn Drive on Oct. 29 in which farmers can donate a portion of their corn harvest.
“We don't have a specific goal or anything; we'll gladly take whatever we can get,” said Buysse, also in his first year as the Minneota Ag instructor.
“If it does go better than expected, we'll set up another day to pick up the corn, too.”
Farmers who wish to donate to the FFA Corn Drive can call Buysse at 507-530-0213.
Farmers will be able to set up an appointment for someone to come out to their field or farm and pick up the donated yield on Oct. 29.
Farmers can also donate a portion of their corn harvest when unloading at the Farmers Cooperative Elevator in Minneota.
“They just have to let the operator at the elevator know how much they wish to donate and to add it to the FFA ticket,” Buysse explained.
“They can donate at the elevator any day until harvest time is over.” The proceeds from the Corn Drive will be used to fund several FFA events.
“We will be able to use the money for more competitions and leadership events,” said Buysse.
“And overnight events like the state and national conventions.”
The Minneota FFA has conducted corn drives in the past, but not in recent years. So Buysse decided to resurrect the event again.
“It helps give back to some of the younger farmers,” said Buysse.