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Happy Future Farmers of America Week

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Have you seen the sea of blue this week? It’s a sure sign that you or someone near you is celebrating Future Farmers of America (FFA) week. It’s a great idea – it gives FFA members a chance to educate the public about agriculture. Such a good idea! Getting the youth who are excited to be getting into agriculture and get them into positions to help inspire others to get excited.

It’s a great tie into what a lot of FACS (Family and Consumer Science) classes are doing. What an opportunity to help connect folks preparing healthy food in the field with the folks preparing healthy food in the kitchen!

Part of FFA Week is focusing on getting members to think about and address hunger issues by collecting can goods and building them into fun designs. The deadline to participate in FFA is actually today – but it seems like a fun idea that FACS classes might be able to replicate. And maybe FACS classrooms could put a fun added healthy spin by including some recipes for the can recipients to help them keep on a healthy path.

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