6 Reasons Why Your Kid Should Participate in FFA
- Cows are not required. As the largest youth organization in the world, the FFA has something for everyone. Students come together locally, at a state level and at National FFA Convention.
- FFA is not 4-H. They are two strong, yet different, organizations. 4-H is offered through the cooperative Extension service, outside of school. FFA is part of a school’s agricultural education program. In addition to serving as the FFA advisor, an agricultural education instructor teaches an array of classes based on the needs of the community, such as plant and animal science, agricultural mechanics, biotechnology, and agricultural business.
- FFA is inclusive. All kids – city, town, rural, farm, shy, outgoing, athletic, and musical – are encouraged to join FFA.
- In the FFA, there are not cuts and there is no winning or losing record. But they are still actively a part of a team. It’s competition that teaches actual career based skills, through hands on learning.
- FFA students learn by doing. Supervised Agricultural Experiences provide experience in entrepreneurship, job placement, research, and home improvement.
- FFA members are tomorrow’s leaders. Even if you doubt your child will choose a career in agriculture, FFA teaches essential leadership skills that last a lifetime.