FFA holds equipment auction

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Greene County Tech's FFA program is one of the largest in the state. Their 40th annual auction took place at the Greene County Fairgrounds and brought equipment from outside state lines.

"We take in consignment from people all over the country really, you know even as far way up north," said FFA Advisor, Amie Cole.

Ninety percent of the profit goes back to those who put their items up for bid. The remaining ten percent is split between the auction company and the FFA.

"The money is used to help students pay for trips to national conventions and different things like that," Cole said.

Not only does the auction build quite a bank account, members learn lifelong skills and team work to pull off such an event.

"They have tag everything, they have to write descriptions for everything. So they get a lot of communication skills. Thirty kids trying to work together and get all this stuff out. We have over a thousand items so they've been here every day from 8 to 5 to get everything done," Cole said.

Cole said the event is helpful to both the members and the community. The auction is always successful on both ends.

"They get to make some money, they get to help their local FFA organization and they always get to visit with people they may haven't seen since last year," Cole said.

Cole expects commission will bring anywhere between thirteen-thousand and twenty-thousand dollars to the program.

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