National FFA Organization

Tulelake FFA Mint Project

February 2, 2016

Members of the Tulelake FFA Chapter in California cultivated 10,000 mint roots in their greenhouse and then reset the plants in a field to mature. After harvesting, the mint is dried and then cooked with steam to produce mint oil that the chapter sells. FFA advisor Tim Brown explains that revenues from the school farm are used to send students to conferences and competitions.

This interview aired on the January 30, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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