The history of the 4-H–FFA Ham, Bacon, & Egg Sale in Greenbrier County

By Alvin Porterfield, former FFA advisor at Lewisburg High School & Greenbrier County Schools Vocational Director In the late 1940’s, the Greenbrier Valley District of FFA composed of schools in Pocahontas, Monroe, Summers, and Greenbrier Counties under the leadership of Guy Cain, Assistant State Supervisor of FFA from the State Department of Education in Charleston, […]

FFA students prepare for Ham, Bacon, & Egg sale

By Keilei Christian & Mya Monroy, President & Secretary of Greenbrier East FFA The first Ham, Bacon, and Egg (HBE) Show and Sale in the Greenbrier Valley District of FFA began in 1941. Eighty-three years later, the sale continues and honors our young agriculturists every year. Producing approximately $72,832 last year, HBE plays a very […]

Local FFA students receive hands-on training at Willow Bend

By Greenbrier East FFA officers for RealWV, On February 1, students from Mrs. Dunkle’s morning classes at Greenbrier East traveled to the Willow Bend Agriculture Innovation Center for a fun filled day full of learning about sheep. Greenbrier West, James Monroe and Summers County were also in attendance for this event. The day started off […]

What is it like being in the Future Farmers of America?

Publisher’s Note: The FFA students at Greenbrier East, under the leadership of Emily Dunkle, expressed interest in providing regular agricultural content for The Real WV. We are proud to partner with them. Their first piece of content is an overview of what they do each year. By the Future Farmers of America, Greenbrier East Chapter […]

Dunkle recognized among top agricultural educators in the nation

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Emily Dunkle, who teaches at Greenbrier East High School, has been awarded the prestigious “Turn the Key” Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAEE).  It recognizes top national agricultural educators from across the country, allowing them the opportunity to polish their pedagogical skills on a national stage representing their […]

‘Livin’, lovin’, & sellin’: Behind the scenes of the Ham, Bacon, & Egg Sale

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV The 72nd annual Greenbrier & Monroe Ham, Bacon, & Egg Sale was held this past Friday evening at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds. Hosted by the WVU Extension offices in Greenbrier and Monroe counties, the Future Farmers of America (FFA), and local 4-H clubs, the sale gives young farmers the opportunity […]

FFA students start new animal grooming service

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV January 25, 2023 You’ve dropped off your kids at school for years, and now you can drop off your dogs too.  What is the program? The Future Farmers of America (FFA) at Greenbrier East High School are offering a new animal grooming program for the community. “We do baths and nail […]