November 8, 2012
My daughter has ADHD and anxiety, and was extremely shy when she joined the FFA. We were really shocked that she wanted to join, but excited too because it meant that she found something she was interested in. This will be her third year, and she has grown by leaps and bounds. She has more confidence in speaking in public than we ever thought she would, and she has made friends all over the U.S. who are passionate about the very same thing. She even went from wanting to be a veterinarian to wanting to be an Ag teacher. I have been volunteering with the local chapter for as long as my daughter has been a member. I have attended both state and national conventions, and I can honestly say that FFA is far more than just farming. They are teaching students how to be a leader with integrity. They are teaching students how to speak in public. They are helping to cultivate the student's thought process to enable them to be productive citizens. They promote agricultural awareness. There are just so many things that FFA is outside of farming/agriculture and I cannot say enough about what FFA means to us personally!
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