As of today – more than 579-thousand students in grades seven through 12 are members of the FFA. During the 2012-2013 school year – more than 22-thousand-300 students joined FFA and the number of local FFA chapters across the U.S. grew to seven-thousand-570. FFA CEO Dr. Dwight Armstrong says FFA is preparing youth to ensure the security of the nation’s food, fiber and natural resources for years to come. Through real-world experiences – Armstrong says the nation’s agriculture teachers are helping students develop the technical knowledge, skills and problem-solving capabilities to be the industry’s leaders of tomorrow. He says FFA members will be tomorrow’s advocates for agriculture.
Source: NAFB News service