ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) salutes FFA during National FFA Week, February 20-27. This week is a great reminder of the many reasons why Farm Bureau maintains such strong support for the FFA program.
Farm Bureau invests in FFA throughout the year because Farm Bureau sees future farmers, future agricultural leaders and future Farm Bureau members involved in this organization.
Below are some of the ways Farm Bureau partners with FFA throughout the year.
- Minnesota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers and the Foundation sponsor the Minnesota FFA Discussion Meet contest. Minnesota FFA state and regional officers also assist with the MFB YF&R state Discussion Meet contest.
- Many Farm Bureau members serve as volunteers and leaders for their local FFA chapters and provide assistance to regional and state FFA contests.
- Minnesota Farm Bureau provides leadership development training for the Minnesota FFA officers and national convention delegates.
- Minnesota Farm Bureau has a representative on the Minnesota FFA Foundation executive sponsors board and board of trustees.
- Minnesota Farm Bureau sponsors the FFA Foundation Golf Outing and statewide contests each year. While many county Farm Bureaus support the “Blue Jacket” program each year.
- Minnesota Farm Bureau recognizes an FFA Advisor of the Year and sponsors the Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Young Member award.
County Farm Bureaus and Farm Bureau leaders also support FFA programs by sponsoring local FFA activities or individuals, jointly hosting events such as safety camps and serve as a driving force to maintain FFA programs in local school districts.
Farm Bureau congratulates FFA in Minnesota and all of the youth and leaders who make FFA such an impressive organization. Farm Bureau is proud to be a strong supporter of FFA.
Minnesota Farm Bureau – Farmers ● Families ● Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureau associations across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.
— Minnesota Farm Bureau
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