Franklin County FFA members and technical school students “learn​ to do and live to serve” at County Ag Fair


FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA (WFXR) – The Franklin County Agricultural Fair is in full swing in Rocky Mount, Virginia.

Technical School students and FFA members at Franklin County High School have been working hard to prepare and share their technical and agricultural knowledge with younger students and attendees.

Thursday’s opening day was busy as the elementary school children eagerly participated in the interactive exhibits of their peers and got the first glimpse of all the fair has to offer.

Franklin County’s first female agriculture teacher, Diane Cannaday, now serving as the Committee Chair for the Education Committee for Franklin County Agriculture Fair shared the FFA model, “learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, and living to serve.”

The significance of this model is evident when visiting the technical school. The Franklin County High schoolers were respectful, hardworking, and motivated to make a difference and use the knowledge they have gained through the various courses offered.

She as well as Robbie Dooley, the Supervisor of Career and Technical Education at Franklin County Public Schools discussed the significance of Franklin County’s Agriculture Fair and the positive impact it has on students in Franklin County.

The fair’s last day is Saturday, September 21st. For more information on the fair click here.

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