A letter from the 2012-13 National FFA Officer Team

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May 8, 2013

Dear Agriculture Educator & FFA Advisor,

As the school year comes to a close, our team just wants to take a few moments and simply say thank you for choosing to impact the lives of thousands through your choice of teaching agriscience education in the classroom this year.

We know that the days in the classroom can be long and the weekends spent away from family and friends, difficult. However, we also know that from interacting with current and former agricultural education students across the country this year, your efforts are changing the future of agriculture everyday through the guidance and support that you provide in your classroom.

You will likely never know of the many young people that you inspire through your tireless efforts in the classroom. Nevertheless, we hope that as you reflect back on this year and your previous years in the classroom that your memories are filled with examples of growth and development in students who will lead the agricultural industry in the future.

Few in this world have the opportunity to introduce students into a life changing program that challenges them to grow their technical knowledge of agriculture while pushing them to become better leaders and better people. Thank you for choosing such an impactful career path. We know that our organization has grown to be what it is because of the hard work of individuals like you.

The FFA Creed states: “I believe in …the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.” What you produce in classrooms across America make our communities, our country, and our world a better place. You serve our own and the public interest every day you walk into your classroom.

Thank you for choosing to be an agriculture educator.