WINSTON, Ore. -- Thanks to two Douglas County companies, the Douglas High School FFA chapter has received a new trailer.
The school didn’t have an FFA chapter for the past 19 years, mostly because of a lack of funding and needing to find the right person to run the program.
FFA was brought back to the school this year, and the chapter received its official charter at the state convention.
Students said the trailer will help them with daily tasks, as well as hauling animals.
“It’ll mean that we can haul more than just animals around. We were in a float at the Lookingglass Parade -- we can decorate it next year for the parade. We can haul more equipment to and from our barn to make it better,” said Douglas FFA Farm Manager Kaylie Hall. “We can haul more feed. We can haul just about anything in this. It’s awesome.”
They said they’ve come a long way in getting this program running again, and the trailer shows how much the community is taking notice of their efforts.
“Getting a trailer like this, it means we can actually do stuff now,” said Douglas FFA Shop Manager Timothy Coffel. “Back before, when we first started, we didn’t have much. We built this program from the ground up. So, having this trailer, it’s amazing.”
The trailer was built in Melrose by Thuro-Bilt and sold through B&V Trailer Sales.
B&V also gave the chapter free lifetime service on the trailer.