Last week, LaRue County High School sophomore Casey McMillen spent his fall break harvesting sorghum.
His family’s rediscovery of the nearly-lost art of sorghum-making tied in with an FFA project for McMillen, who is working on his State FFA degree. To obtain his State FFA degree he must earn or invest $1,500 or work 1,000 hours. He must also be an FFA member for three consecutive years and complete state, national and regional requirements.
After experimenting with a few other activities, McMillen decided sorghum fit the bill.