Mon, 19 July 2021
OFI 1127: The Growth And Development Of An Ag Business | FFA SAE Edition | Annamarie Stone | Centralia High School FFA
Almost two years ago exactly I featured today's guest on episode #665 of the Off-Farm Income Podcast. When I first interviewed Annamarie Stone she was just getting ready to start her sophomore year of high school, and she was raising meat chickens. She had just approached to grocery stores and obtained contracts to sell her birds in both stores.
Since that time Annamarie has flourished in her FFA career. Today she is on the executive officer team in her chapter, and she is the Area IV President in the State Of Missouri. Her business has also flourished and grown. Now she is also selling turkeys, bacon, mums and poinsettias. So, she had to change the business name to "Stoney Creek Meats & More". While this caused a lot of work it was necessary and definitely worth it!
On today's episode we will catch up with Annamarie and update you on the incredible progress of this student. Here are the show notes from her previous visit to the show:
INTRODUCING ANNAMARIE STONE!
Have you ever met somebody with no fear and a can-do attitude? If not, you get to, today.
Annamarie Stone is just that type of person, and she is just getting ready to start her sophomore year of high school. Why do I say this about this young lady? In addition to starting her own herd of Charolais cattle, showing pigs and showing sheep she has another enterprise.
Annamarie started her own business called "Stoney Creek Country Fresh Chickens". She raises pastured poultry and sells birds to customers who want their chicken raised that way. Annamarie decided that she wanted to sell her chicken in grocery stores as well. So, as a freshman in high school she got dressed nicely, walked into two separate grocery stores and requested to speak with the freezer case manager.
By the time Annamarie was done, she was selling her pastured poultry in two separate grocery stores! When I asked Annamarie how she did this she had a very simple explanation. The worst that they could tell you is "no", and if they don't like your idea the grocery store down the street probably will.
This is an enterprising entrepreneur in the making!
Direct download: Off_Farm_Income--Episode_1127_Annamrie_Stone-070521.mp3
Category:FFA -- posted at: 12:30am MST