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FFA display receives Best of Show at New York State Fair in Syracuse

on September 7, 2014

As summer came to a close, Warwick high school and middle school members of the Warwick Valley FFA implemented their plan to create and set up a landscape display at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY.

This year the student members chose “Birds and Bees” as the theme of their display.

The students built a background and a rustic fence for the display. In addition, each FFA member made a bird house and painted it with their own unique design. They also did some research into the plight of pollinators and sought and received help from Pam Golben, an outdoor educator at the Museum of the Hudson Highlands in Cornwall, NY. With help from Golben, the students included information about helping our pollinators, especially the bumble bee. The students included a bumble bee nest and several educational pamphlets and posters in their display.

FFA members also received assistance from local businesses including DeBuck’s Sod Farm, which provided sod, Garden State Koi, which provided a bird bath, General’s Garden and Corwin’s Florist and Greenhouses, which both provided plants.

The display was awarded a “Best of Show” blue ribbon in the educational category.

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