This Old Farm encourages young people to learn about agriculture so they know where their food comes from and to consider a career in farming as we offer expanded market opportunities to increase the profitability of small family farms. This is why we are pleased to hear about the special events happening all over the country as a part of National FFA Week February 18-25. Activities are promoting agriculture and its importance in education and encouraging and preparing youth to raise food for a growing nation. FFA, Future Farmers of America, works to inspire the next generation to cultivate their own unique talents and explore agricultural careers as biologists, chemists, veterinarians, engineers and entrepreneurs.
An article in Morning Ag Clips describes more about the activities going on this week, “more than 649,000 FFA members will celebrate the role agriculture plays in our lives… FFA chapters use National FFA Week to share agriculture with their fellow students as well as their communities. Chapters also give back to their communities through service projects and recruit students to become FFA members.” To see the entire article, click here.
This Old Farm offers educational opportunities in agriculture for youth through hands-on learning activities, classes, farm visits and facility tours for schools as a part of our Farm to School program. Contact Susan if you are interested in learning more about this.