November 6, 2012
My mother was the first female admitted into her high school chapter back in 1969. She wore her jacket proudly, as did her sister, my cousin, and then me. And now that I'm an FFA advisor, that jacket is still being worn - by my students. I work in one of the poorest counties in Virginia and our students can't afford to purchase jackets, but that hasn't stopped them. FFA means so much to our kids. It gives them opportunities that would NEVER be possible without this organization. Agriculture is obviously important and the root behind this organization - afterall, where would we be without it? - but we're able to give these kids so much more than that. They will use the skills they learn in this organization for the rest of their lives - it will make them better individuals, better community members, better employees, and better leaders.
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