In Armstrong, Ill., there's an FFA chapter that was chartered in 1930. Armstrong FFA was also merged with Pontiac in 1990, and the 87-member group is active in the community.
Orion Samuelson tells you more about the organization, including information about a favorite community activity for this involved group. You can see his report if just by clicking on the video link below.
The weekly FFA Chapter Tribute is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the good work of your local chapter. Tell us about what you're doing, give us some history from your group and tell our viewers of the work you do in the community. FFA chapters across the country deserve recognition for the work they do, make sure we include yours.
To have your chapter considered for this weekly feature, send along information about your group by e-mail to Orion Samuelson at Orion@AgBizWeek.com or to Max Armstrong at Max@AgBizWeek.com. They'll get your group on the list of those that will be covered in the future. It's a chance to share your story beyond the local community. Drop Orion or Max a "line" soon.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online www.ffa.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nationalffa, on Twitter at twitter.com/nationalffa and FFA Nation.