For four years, Mackay FFA member Hailey Hampton managed a hydroponics project with two goals in mind: to produce tomatoes and to turn a profit. Hailey not only has a green thumb – she also brought home the gold for her FFA chapter when she won $10,000 in the 2015 Culver’s FFA Essay Contest. In their aquaculture program, Mackay FFA members raise tilapia, trout and sturgeon. (From KIDK-3 and KIFI Local News 8 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.)
This segment aired on the August 27, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.