Big Loads for a Big Day

FFA members called in at the last minute for a big load.
Kaden Wilson watches as the semi gets loaded with soybeans.
Kaden Wilson watches as the semi gets loaded with soybeans.
Kolbe Platz

On October 12th, New Ulm FFA members unite together to raise some money for the 70th annual corn drive.

The members travel throughout New Ulm Public School’s territory to gather crops and collect checks, which are all sold and then donated to Camp True Friends. Camp True Friends is a non-profit organization with many programs, including camping, retreats, team building, and therapy for children and adults with disabilities.

The best part about the corn drive is pulling into the elevator and seeing how many bushels you have on and calculating it out and then knowing that the money goes to Camp True Friends. I think it’s a pretty cool deal,” senior FFA member Mark Beranek said.

Normally students travel around in pickup trucks with wagons or dump trailers but one of the farmers requested a semi truck. So one of the other FFA members was contacted and he brought in a semi to get a load of 786 Bushels of soybeans! “Bobby Fischer requested a semi and I was shocked at the fact that Kolbe was actually able and willing to bring a semi after I called,” said Jonathon Wolkow.

The scale ticket for the semi-truck load of soybeans. (Kolbe Platz)
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