Thu, 1 September 2022
OFI 1478: Replay Of How To Sell Fair & Festival Food | FFA SAE Edition | Forrest Durham | Larue County High School FFA
On tomorrow's ag business episode we are interviewing an entrepreneur who is making a delicious, value added product for direct sale to customers. His interview reminded me of the time I was able to spend with Forrest Durham back in 2015, and it make perfect sense to bring Forrest's episode back as our replay episode of the week.
The original Show Notes are below:
I continue to be blown away by the students that I get to meet doing interviews for this show. Forrest Durham is no exception. I think I am going to sell the gopher business and start a corn roasting business! Forrest Durham has inspired me. What an amazing business and learning process for this young man.
Forrest Durham is an FFA student at Larue County High School in Kentucky. He traveled all the way to Texas with his father to purchase a corn roaster. Then, he started roasting and selling corn at festivals and fairs throughout Kentucky. His business has blown up. Inspired by his father's fudge business, he has found a way to bring agriculture directly to people who want to taste the delicious foods that are grown on our farms.
I think you will be inspired by Forrest Durham as well!
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Roasted Corn Sales at Fairs and Festivals
HIGH SCHOOL: Larue County High School, Hodgenville, Kentucky
FFA ADVISOR: Mrs. Misty Bevins and Mr. Chris Thomas
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR FORREST DURHAM:
Click on the picture below to be taken to the Larue County High School website:
Larue County High School's Telephone Number: 270-358-2210
Donate to FFA - One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000. In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants. With your donations, more students can get this head start - pay it forward.
REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack
More Places You Can Listen to Off-Farm Income And Matt Brechwald:
Direct download: Off_Farm_Income--Episode_1478_Replay_Of_Episode_084_Forrest_Durham-COMM_24_10-82822.mp3
Category:FFA -- posted at: 12:30am MST