By Amanda Seger and Thomas Meyer, FFA Reporters
Over the summer Fort Loramie FFA members have been busy working on their SAE projects. SAE stands for Supervised Agricultural Experience. An agricultural education program is made up of three integrated parts: Classroom Instruction, FFA and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). All Agriculture students have an SAE that allows them to learn by doing through an outside-of class experiential learning project. With help from their agricultural teachers, students develop an SAE project based on their interests in agriculture.
This summer four Fort Loramie FFA members took on the task of raising mums for their SAEs. They are Alyssa Campbell- daughter of John and Toni Campbell, Janell Hoying- daughter of Bill and Sue Hoying, Lindsey Pleiman- daughter of Tina and Tony Pleiman, and Amanda Seger- daughter of Ken and Janice Seger. They received the mum starters in mid- June and have spent the summer watering and pruning the mums to have them ready to sell this fall. Together these students have approximately 500 mums for sale in a large variety of colors. Students have mums for sale at various Fort Loramie locations. The costs of the mums is $5 each and sales will begin on Thursday, Sept. 13. The mums will also be sold at the Lake Loramie Fall Festival at the FFA Pork Loin stand on Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 8pm. If you would like more information about the mum sale, contact Amanda Seger on “Amanda’s Greenhouse” facebook page or call Lindsey Pleiman at (937)-489-9394 or Alyssa Campbell at 937-295-3746.
The Fort Loramie FFA Chapter is a satellite program of the Upper Valley Career Center.