OSAGE | Every year, around November, the Osage FFA chapter holds its fruit sales. Items sold range from cheese spread, fruit, beef sticks, apple cider to nuts and dried cranberries.
This is one of out biggest profits for the chapter and this year alone, we had 18 people sell over $1,000 of fruit each. Our highest seller this year was junior, Noah Sletten. Noah said he sold an estimated $3,600 of fruit. Although he has sold a lot of fruit, he has not broken the highest dollar amount of fruit sold by his sister, Rebekah, who holds the record of selling $5,000.
Noah has been the top seller since eighth grade, and no one gets close to his sales. With all the fruit being sold, we have to wonder how he delivers it. ¨I drive around with an enclosed trailer with all the fruit loaded up inside,” Sletten said. He also went on to say it takes one to two days for him to deliver all the fruit.
All the money FFA raised from the fruit sales is used to fund many activities. It helps pay for our trips to the National Convention, our T-shirts for National FFA Week and for the shirts we get in the FFA booth at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds, the $500 senior scholarship and the food for the booth.
This year we are predicted to get our fruit in by December 12, which is good for the holidays. The FFA’s largest income comes from the FFA fair booth and the fruit sales we get every year.