Ricketts signs proclamation for FFA Week in Nebraska
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has proclaimed FFA week in the state and says it’s a good opportunity to promote how programs connect students to ag-related careers.
“FFA is a great way to do that to learn those skills to get exposed to the industry and develop leadership skills along the way.”
Seward FFA member Remy Christensen says she didn’t have any experience with agriculture before joining the chapter. “I have really learned to enjoy it. I’ve definitely have learned leadership skills that I haven’t learned anywhere else,” she says. “I’ve competed in many events and I’ve even decided I want to study an ag-related field in college.”
FFA Member Mykah Smith says FFA gives students opportunities to learn about different ag sectors. “We have a lot of students that aren’t from a farm. They don’t live on a farm. They live in town and aren’t exposed to ag every day. However, we do have some that do live on a farm and get that exposure every day.”
Nebraska currently has over 11,000 FFA members in 203 chapters.