New York FFA members help look after soldier's vineyard
Five members of the Belleville Henderson FFA Chapter in New York helped prune a vineyard owned by Staff Sergeant Tom Williams from Fort Drum, New York. Sergeant Williams has been serving in Afghanistan for a year.
The event was coordinated by the Northern New York Grape Growers Association. Twenty-five volunteers trimmed grape vines to ensure the plants remain healthy while Sergeant Williams is away.
Pruning vineyards is important because it stimulates growth of the vines and the grapes.
FFA members Schuyler D., Jake A., Morgan D., Kate G., and Taylor S. helped prune the vineyard and tie grape vine to trellis wire.
Their FFA advisor is Steve Jones.
Want to learn more about pruning grapes? Check out this video: