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Praise for our future farmers

Posted 2/26/22

This week we celebrated National FFA Week during which students who participated in local FFA chapters learned vital lessons not just in the nuts and bolts in the agricultural part of farming but …

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Praise for our future farmers

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This week we celebrated National FFA Week during which students who participated in local FFA chapters learned vital lessons not just in the nuts and bolts in the agricultural part of farming but also lessons in the business side of farming, including public speaking and presentations, marketing, developing business plans and bookkeeping.

Since its founding by a group of young farmers in 1928, the organization has strived to prepare future generations of farmers for the challenges of feeding a growing population.

Today, FFA continues to seek ways to help the next generation of farmers to develop their skills and talents and to explore a broad range of agriculture-related career pathways in such fields at biology, chemistry, veterinary science and engineering.

There are nearly 680,000 FFA alumni in 2,600 chapters across the country. Among the more than 700,000 FFA members who celebrated agriculture as part of National FFA Week were hundreds of local students in several area school districts, include Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, Adirondack, Madison, and Stockbridge Valley.

We celebrate the students and educators who promote the role of agriculture in our lives, now and in the future.

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