#SpeakAgMichigan is an award given to FFA chapters engaged in agricultural education and outreach activities in their communities. Winning chapters set clear goals and worked with partnering organizations and teachers to deliver dynamic learning experiences for youth and adults. The 2020 #SpeakAgMichigan application deadline is Dec. 1.
The FFA members at Caledonia High School really get just how important agricultural education is. With a little help from their advisor, John Schut, its members helped teach local preschoolers at a two-day Ag Awareness event earlier this year.
The goal was to help educate and increase awareness about agriculture for both the students and their parents, helping them better understand the role it plays in everyday life. FFA members provided visual aids including live animals and plants, and shared hands-on activities. Students and parents alike clearly enjoyed learning about where their food, fuel and fiber came from.
FFA members utilized the Caledonia Farmers Elevator for livestock fencing and enlisted helping hands from the Kent County Farm Bureau to provide resources about agriculture. Caledonia FFA Alumni worked with the members to also provide support and supplies needed to make the Ag Awareness Day a success.
The #SpeakAgricultureMichigan awards are presented by Michigan Farm Bureau with financial support from the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture. The Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, a 501(c)(3) governed by Michigan Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors, positively contributes to the future of Michigan agriculture through leadership and educational programming.