Friday, February 22, 2013

More Than a Jacket

What do Bo Jackson, Taylor Swift, Former President Jimmy Carter, and Zac Brown have in common?

They were all FFA members.  While these people may be a little higher profile than the average member, FFA members are doing amazing things across the country and across our state. 

Take, for instance, the Shenandoah FFA Chapter.  These high school students work together every year to host a prom for those with cognitive disabilities in their community, a service that does not go unnoticed.

Or the 116 Indiana FFA members that earned their American FFA Degree this year.  These students all earned more than $7,500 through their hands-on work experience, held leadership positions, maintained a minimum grade point average, and gave over 20 hours of service.

Nearly every FFA chapter likes to compete.  The competitions range from livestock judging to parliamentary procedure, but the goal is the same in each: to develop leadership in the participants, and Indiana is often competitive at the national level.

“I believe in the future of agriculture.”  That’s how the FFA Creed begins, and with the future in the hands of current FFA members, we certainly have to agree!

Want to learn more?  Check out these links!

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