Yancy Pace, Brittany Jones, Olivia Clayton, Taylor Jones, Margaret-Mary (child), Cheyenne Johnson and McKenzie Rice dunk a turkey to loosen its feathers before plucking them by hand. (photo submitted by Ashley Gilbert)
Yancy Pace, Brittany Jones, Olivia Clayton, Taylor Jones, Margaret-Mary (child), Cheyenne Johnson and McKenzie Rice dunk a turkey to loosen its feathers before plucking them by hand. (photo submitted by Ashley Gilbert)

Polk FFA receives grant to process poultry

Published 3:18pm Monday, March 25, 2013

Students at Polk County High School now have the hands-on experience of raising and processing chickens from start to finish.

The Polk County Schools Board of Education met earlier this month, where a check was presented to the Polk County FFA Chapter by Jason Davis, NC State FFA Coordinator and Emma Cannon, NC State FFA President, who traveled from Raleigh to present students a check for $4,436.

Former Polk County High School Agriculture teacher Kevin Bailey originally applied for the grant, which was later awarded from the N.C. Tobacco Fund Association and the N.C. FFA Association.

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