REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — Two Redmond High School FFA students will know exactly the work that went into a few cafeteria menu items coming soon to Redmond schools. The two teens raised hogs they later sold to Redmond School District’s nutrition services department, and the meat will be used to make dishes including breakfast sausage, carnitas and pulled pork.
Lance Hill, who teaches agriculture and leads FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) at Redmond High School, connected with Keith Fiedler, general manager of nutrition services for the district, months back. The two were discussing eventually having kids grow produce for the district, when Fiedler said he’d be interested in buying local meat as well.
“I said, ‘We’d be open to purchasing livestock,’ and (Hill) said, ‘That’s interesting,'” Fiedler said.
Hill kept Fiedler’s pitch to purchase pigs in mind, and called him…