Minnesota FFA president has sights set on ag education


Minnesota FFA president has sights set on ag education

The new president of Minnesota FFA hopes to be an ag teacher someday.

Emma Kuball of the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown FFA Chapter says she’s been influenced by great ag teachers and her experience growing up on a dairy farm.

She tells Brownfield teaching ag could be a challenge because the number of rural students in many school districts is declining.

“I think that students need to understand that even if they’re not directly involved in agriculture on like a farm or something, that agriculture still affects every aspect of your life. It’s in the cars you drive, the paper we use in school, it’s in our food in our grocery stores.”

She tells Brownfield she’d like to steer students toward technical trades.

“People don’t need to go to four-year colleges to make an impact on our world, and I think we’re starting to see some of that. And our ag educators are really the core of that group that’s pushing, you know you can go into welding, you can go into plumbing (or) electrical.”

Kuball plans to major in ag education at the University of Wisconsin River Falls beginning next year.