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Groups to revive barn in Cherryvale March 8

National FFA Organization Alumni and Campbell Soup Company are reenergizing production agriculture by reviving the Cotterill Family Barn


Helping to preserve the future of American farming, FFA alumni offer local students a unique educational opportunity to refurbish an agriculture icon. You can help us celebrate this venture by attending the post-painting celebration. The event will be held March 8 at noon at the Cotterill Family Farm, 4929 County Road 5200, Cherryvale, KS 67335.

Work on the barn will start March 6 at 9 a.m., and continue on March 7 at 8 a.m., March 8 at 8 a.m.

As part of the "Help Grow Your Soup" campaign, Campbell pledged $250,000 to the FFA for educational and sustainability efforts, including the preservation of several barns--the iconic symbol of American agriculture--throughout the country, including Reddick, IIl., Molalla, Ore., Corfu, N.Y., Nashville, Tenn. and Cherryvale, Kan. Each of these barn preservations will provide an educational opportunity for FFA members who are primarily high school students, to explore and prepare for careers in agriculture and related industries.

Campbell Soup Company supports the future of American farming by teaming up with the National FFA Organization (formally Future Farmers of America) to preserve historic barns across the country. Campbell employees, local FFA Alumni Association members and FFA members (high school students) will help revive the Cotterill Family Barn.

For more than 110 years, Campbell has been sourcing ingredients for its condensed soups from farms across the country. It uses these farm-grown ingredients to deliver the consistent quality and taste that generations of Americans have come to expect from their favorite Campbell's soups. Campbell recognizes that its success depends on the people and places who will help grow the ingredients for its soups now and in the future.

Since 1928, the National FFA Organization has helped nurture future generations of farmers and agricultural leaders. With half a million members today, it helps keep good things growing in more than 300 careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

Visit to learn more about Campbell's partnership with the National FFA Organization.


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