By Gabby Power

The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter welcomed Iowa FFA State Officers Lauren Beyer and Annabelle Newton as well as District Officer Creed Monroe to a chapter visit on December 15th, 2023. While at the high school, the officers discussed opportunities in FFA and the students participated in leadership-building activities.


During a year of service to the organization, Iowa FFA officers serve as ambassadors for agriculture and the FFA. They travel to FFA chapters throughout the state to connect with members and talk about the many opportunities available to students enrolled in agricultural education. Agricultural education incorporates three aspects of learning. The classroom provides basic knowledge. FFA develops leadership and personal skills. A Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) provides hands-on learning while working or in an agricultural business. The Iowa FFA Association comprises 285 local chapters preparing over 19,200 students for future career opportunities. FFA activities and award programs complement instruction in agricultural education by giving students practical experience in applying agricultural skills and knowledge gained in classes. Through agricultural education, FFA makes a positive difference in students' lives by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.


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