Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Future Farmers in National News

NY Times: FFA Prospers by Looking Ahead

New York--A New York Times article examines the continued popularity of the Future Farmers of America, even as the total number of U.S. farmers has declined in recent decades. With 500,000 members and more joining daily, FFA is the largest vocational student group in the country. About 45,000 FFA members attended the group’s national convention last month.

“The group has succeeded in part by expanding well beyond agricultural science while also broadening that field to include genetics, logistics, landscape gardening and alternative fuels,” noted the Times.

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