A June leadership camp in Bunkie saw six officers learn how to be great leaders and also how to work well with one another, following other people’s leads.
Then there was state convention seven FFA officers attended. The experience was invaluable as the members had the opportunity to create the constitution for the state to govern and meet and express ideas with fellow state club members.
Members of the Crowley High FFA Club Christian Wesley, Hannah Doucet, Lindsay Bellard and Logan Young, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday about their summer as well as what they have planned for this year as far as club activities.
Also on hand were the club’s sponsors Jude Sittig and Spencer Stelly.
Wesley spoke about the club’s busy summer and the year’s many activities.
“Throughout the year we have different events as FFA members and as different chapters throughout the state and throughout the United States ,” he said.
Then he and, one of the vice president’s, Hannah Doucet discussed how the Crowley club’s POA (program of activities).
“In the POA, we have three different groups, students, community and chapter,” said Doucet. “And one of the things we have done for the students is we took one week and dubbed it ‘Ag Week’. Each day had a different theme, which shows how excited we are about Ag and that we are excited to be FFA members and we are into what we are doing.”
Another vice president Lindsay Bellard and junior advisor Logan Young also talked about events coming up for the club.
According to Bellard, the club, as part of its community development, will hold a bullying workshop at the school, particularly for the underclassmen, to discuss the effects of bullying on students.
The club will also hold a poboy sale and car wash on Sept. 22, according to Young, the funds raised that day will help the club pay its way to national convention, which will be in October in Indianapolis.
The quartet on hand spoke excitedly about the chance to go national convention as it will be an opportunity to fellowship and communicate with FFA members across the country.
The club noted that it had several FFA alumni in its midst as well, all of which remarked of the fond memories the club had provided them and how much it had helped them grow as a person in high school. They also agreed with the Crowley High students that FFA is something to be proud of.
Future Farmers of America” was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting-- it’s a science, it’s a business and it’s an art.
FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways.
So today, they are still the Future Farmers of America. But, they are also the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.