It’s National FFA Week! Yes, it is one of the three weeks every year I remind you of the greatest youth organization the U.S. of A. has to offer. Yes, I participated in FFA...how did you guess? (The other two weeks are the Nebraska and national FFA conventions.)
There are over 700,000 students participating in FFA this year across the U.S. They do learn about “typical” ag topics like animal science, soils, and horticulture. They also learn about food science, aquaculture, business management and biotechnology. FFA members compete in contests like job interviews and public speaking to go with livestock judging and farm management.
So, let’s give a shoutout to the kids brave enough to wear blue and gold corduroy jackets. Happy FFA Week everyone!
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