Each summer, the Union FFA chapter works hard to plant, grow, and collect plants that are to be used around the community.

During June, members landscaped the community, planted chrysanthemums for the Union FFA October mum sale, and they have maintained a school garden where vegetables have been donated to the local food pantry and throughout the community.

Union FFA members work to ensure the betterment of our community through a variety of service projects.

Landscaping around town is a way for the students to give back to the community. They have planted flowers at the Welcome to Union signs, the courthouse square, Rotary Club Park, and around the Union High School.

All the flowers planted are part of the Union High School Ag Department’s greenhouse program and were grown by students throughout the school year.

They believe that by increasing the aesthetic value of Union, people will be more willing to spend time in and enjoy their community.

These activities are just simple ways for the students to live up to this year’s slogan of “Transform, Purpose to Action.”

Each activity that the FFA participates in is designed to promote student, chapter, and community development. By participating, these students also enhance their own personal development.

The Union FFA Chapter is exhibiting the FFA motto of Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve. Service is an important part of the FFA.

Through serving others, FFA members learn the importance of hard work, the rewards of a job well done and the satisfaction of helping others. Through agricultural education and FFA, members are truly living to serve in the community they love.

Article submitted by Katie Feth, Union FFA reporter.