OXFORD – Over the past three years, the Oxford Academy and Central School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter, has seen a resurgence in participation. Under the stewardship of agriculture teacher and FFA chapter advisor Crystal Aukema, the program has been revitalized and was recognized in September for its new-found vitality by visiting National FFA emissaries. The chapter recently has received confirmation it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the National FFA Organization. The grant funds the chapter’s successful ‘Oxford Fresh’ project.
“Oxford Fresh is sort of a spin-off from a SUNY Morrisville project,” said Aukema. “The kids get to go to Morrisville and see what they have done there.”