Fruit sale not part of FFA

CNJ Staff

Residents should beware of fruit sales by persons claiming to be Future Farmers of America students from area schools.

Mark Runyan, who oversees FFA at Clovis High School, said his office has received reports of fruit sales to residents in the last month.

The person is claiming to be with FFA and told at least one resident orders must be paid in advance with cash only, Runyan said.

Runyan said Curry and Roosevelt County FFA students usually complete their annual fruit sale fundraiser in the last couple weeks of December and do not collect payment until the produce is delivered. They also accept checks, he said.

“If you’re approached by anybody that says they’re with the FFA and want the money up front, they’re probably not with the FFA,” he said.

Anyone with questions or concerns is encouraged to call their local high school’s FFA teacher for more information.