Last Thursday, the Chattooga County Board of Education voted to allow the Chattooga Young Farmers to build a pole barn on the grounds of Summerville Middle School, located on Middle School Drive in Summerville.

The Chattooga Young Farmers are the local chapter of a statewide agricultural organization for adults that provides ongoing agricultural education for area farmers and agricultural producers.  Young Farmers have a long history of being active in the community and supporting the FFA and 4-H programs in the Chattooga County School System.

Last Thursday’s vote was unanimous as board members agreed to the plan to allow the Young Farmers to construct the shelter behind the school and adjacent to the Middle School FFA greenhouse and barn.  The building will serve the purpose of allowing the Young Farmers a place to store equipment that is used by the Chattooga County farming community and the school’s FFA programs.