FFA plans to host Farmer's Market

ASHTON — The AFC School Board met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 25 at the AFC Jr./Sr. High School.

The AFC FFA Ag Business Class gave a power point presentation about a proposed FFA Farmer’s Market that they were asking to have approved.

The plan is to host a farmer’s market and invite other vendors to join them, during the summer months on the old tennis courts near Western Ave.
“We hope to raise money for ourselves by selling our own products,” said an FFA spokesman. They will also raise money for the AFC FFA Chapter.

Details for the events will be published as they are available. Tentative plans would be to host a Farmer’s Market on June 8 and 9, July 2 and Aug. 6. Cost for vendor spaces would range from $20 to $130 (for a season pass and two spaces).

The Ag Business Class hopes to contribute starter plants for tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. The project would also be an opportunity for a Supervised Agricultural Experience.

The group would spread the word of the Farmer’s Market through the local newspapers, Facebook and other flyers posted throughout the area. Please watch for more details on this project.

The board approved the endeavor for the FFA Ag Business Class.

In other business, the board approved the bid from Scandroli Construction for the renovation of the science rooms.

Following executive session, the board took action on the following personnel matters. The board accepted the resignations of Mark Dempsey, 5-12 music teacher, effective immediately and Brittany Schultz, part-time music teacher, effective the end of the school year. The board approved the hiring of Chip Braker, retired music teacher from Forreston to fill the vacancy made by Dempsey’s resignation and Kimberly Torman as AFC Jr./Sr. High School principal beginning the 2019-20 school year.