LINCOLN – A total of 58 Nebraska FFA Chapters were recognized by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation.
According to a release from the Nebraska Farm Bureau, FFA chapters participated this year in the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation’s Connecting Chapters program. On Thursday, April 7 in Lincoln during the Nebraska State FFA Convention, Wayne, Creighton, Madison, Osmond, Scribner-Snyder and Stanton were area FFA Chapters listed as one of the 2021-22 Connecting Chapters members.
Connecting Chapters equips high school FFA chapters to connect with their local elementary school to increase agricultural literacy in their communities.
Courtney Shreve, director of outreach education stated the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is proud to recognize these FFA Chapters and their commitment to sharing the importance of agriculture. Agricultural literacy is not only important for educating and informing future consumers, but it also inspires and equips students to explore future careers in agriculture. These students are securing the future of agriculture by being strong advocates.
FFA Chapters completed four tasks during the school year. They included attending a training from an agricultural literacy expert, reading and donating an agriculture themed book to an elementary school classroom, planning and leading an agriculture activity in their local school and connecting with their local County Farm Bureau to learn more about Nebraska Farm Bureau and build a community connection.
Wallace FFA advisor, Lisa Kemp said, “when we take the Connecting Chapters activities into the elementary grades, the kids just soak up the information. They look up to the older kids and learn so much from them.”
The mission of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is to engage youth, educators and the general public to promote an understanding of the vital importance of agriculture in the lives of all Nebraskans. The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
For more information about the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, visit www.nefbfoundation.org.
2021-2022 Connecting Chapters Participants
Shelby – Rising City