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Fern sale will benefit FFA

Alcorn Career and Technology Center's Agriculture and Natural Resources students care for the ferns all winter before the annual sale which will benefit the FFA chapter.

Photo courtesy of David Nowell

BY L.A. STORY

lastory@dailycorinthian.com

Plant lovers can exchange one kind of green for another this Saturday.

Alcorn Career and Technology Center FFA chapter will host its annual fern and plant sale beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at the vo-tech center, located on Norman Road.

This year FFA Advisor David Nowell said there will be three varieties of fern available — Macho, Boston and Kimberly Queen.

The ferns will be sold for $20 each.

FFA students begin preparing for the sale as part of their education.

"The students usually get the ferns in the fall and they take care of them all winter long. By spring, we are ready to have the plant sale," said Nowell, in a previous interview with the Daily Corinthian.

In the past, it has been pointed out the students learn about horticulture and agricultural marketing in the process of preparing for the sale.

All proceeds from the annual sale go to benefit the FFA chapter at the center.