Student Leaders Come Together Virtually to Learn How to Share Story of Agriculture
INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, March 23, 2020/National FFA Organization) – Today and tomorrow, students from across the country will come together online to learn best practices on sharing the importance of agriculture. It’s part of National Ag Day — a day that not only celebrates agriculture but provides an opportunity for those in the industry to share the importance of agriculture with a broader audience.
The future of agriculture is strong — and this is evident in many student-led agriculture organizations. This week, student leaders from FFA, 4-H, Agriculture Future of America, and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences will join together to share information on the critical role agriculture plays in our culture and economy.
“National Ag Day gives students from agriculture youth organizations the chance to work together and share with our national government leaders the importance of agriculture and agricultural education. The skills the students learn this week, they’ll be able to use as they move forward in life and strengthen agriculture along the way,” said Celya Glowacki, advocacy and literacy officer for the National FFA Organization.
National Ag Day is an opportunity for others to learn how agriculture provides safe, abundant and affordable products.
Initially, the student leaders were scheduled to be in Washington, D.C. Instead, they are working together virtually to discover how they can continue to be advocates for agriculture while telling the vital story of agriculture throughout the nation. “As we provide virtual programming for our agriculture students this week, we are able to not only help flatten the curve but also broaden our reach regarding the story of agriculture,” Glowacki said.
For more information regarding the virtual events, visit FFA.org/ag-literacy-and-advocacy/.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to more than 700,000 student members who belong to one of the more than 8,600 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by more than 8 million alumni and supporters throughout the U.S.
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About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of more than 700,000 student members as part of 8,600 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter, and the official news page of the National FFA Organization.
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations, and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders, and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.