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Engage at Any Age: Connect with FFA students this winter

Working with your local FFA chapter for classroom outreach during March is Reading Month is one of several ways to ‘engage at any age’ and strengthen ties between your county Farm Bureau and its future members.
Date Posted: January 11, 2023

Forging meaningful relationships with local high school students emphasizes your county Farm Bureau’s commitment to the next generation of agricultural leaders.

Here are some great ways for your members to ‘engage at any age’ with FFA students over the next couple months:

  • National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25, embraces more than 95 years of FFA tradition while looking toward the organization’s future. Reach out to your local FFA Advisor and spotlight their members on social media. Sponsor lunch for an upcoming chapter meeting and share scholarship opportunities with FFA members. Encourage your county Farm Bureau members to share photos of themselves five, 10, 20 years ago in their blue and gold jackets. Find out who is the oldest FFA alum member in your county!
  • Leadership contest season is here, with FFA chapters competing at the district, regional and state levels in February and March. Advisors will be looking for community members to:
    • Offer resources and content for contest speeches,
    • Attend a critique night,
    • Host contest teams during county meetings to practice,
    • Serve as a judge, timekeeper or chaperone.
  • March is Reading Month! If your county is lining up guest speakers to read ag-accurate books in elementary classrooms, ask an FFA member to participate! To earn any FFA degree, students must earn community service points, so it’s a win-win!

Speak with your local FFA advisor to learn more about how your county Farm Bureau can strengthen its relationship with the local agriscience program.

If your county Farm Bureau has ‘engaged at any age’ with local high school students, we want to hear about it so we can share and spark ideas for others; contact Katie Eisenberger.

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Katie Eisenberger

Young Farmer Manager
517-679-5444 [email protected]