The Roland-Story FFA was recently presented a check from Farm Credit Services of America to assist with expenses of the FFA community garden.

This year the local FFA chapter has increased the size of its garden.

“This was a very generous offer by Farm Credit Services to assist us with our garden. The money will be used in a variety of ways to increase the production potential of our garden,” said Brad Taylor, chapter advisor.

This will be the fourth year that the FFA has had a community garden. It is located at the WinField Solutions facility and consists of a variety of various vegetables as well as a three-acre patch of sweet corn. The members will be adding a small fruit tree orchard this spring.

All produce goes to the local food pantry. In the past three years, the small garden site has provided nearly 7.5 tons of fresh produce.