The busy students in the agriculture classes and FFA at Pocahontas County High School are featured in a article in the most recent edition of Wonderful West Virginia Magazine.
Titled “A Cut Above” and written by Jess Walker, the article follows the students through their work in the meats lab, where they process beef, hogs, sheep and deer for customers. The class has also created its own line of sausage for retail.
This year, the students have added a new “customer,” becoming the first West Virginia school to participate in the Hunters for the Hungry program. Hunters who harvest more meat than they need may contact agriculture education teacher Erwin Berry and the students will process the venison and, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources and the West Virginia Governor’s One Shot Program, will donate the meat to families in need.
Those interested in participating in the program may call the agriculture department at PCHS during school hours at 304-799-6564. After school arrangements may be made by calling 304-456-4646.
The article is accompanied by several photos of the students in action in the meats lab and at the 4-H and FFA Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale.
Wonderful West Virginia Magazine is available in Pocahontas County at the following locations: Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Company Store, Watoga State Park and Trent’s Store in Arbovale.