Active Chapter Hard at Work

Lakeland FFA in Deepwater, Mo., has a lot going on. Orion Samuelson explains in this video report.

Published on: Oct 29, 2011

Lakeland FFA in Deepwater, Mo., is an active, 80-member group chartered in 1956. This year, students started up an 8-acre soybean test plot and plan to report on yield information later this fall. The group is also pretty successful at selling fruit in the area as a fundraiser too..

Samuelson talks more about this group, offering greater insight into the organization's activities. You can see his report if just by clicking on the video link below.

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