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What is FFA?

FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agriculutral education that changes lives and prepares students for personal growth, premere leadership, and carrer success.

What does FFA stand for?

The letters "FFA" stand for Future Farmers of America. However, the official name of the organization was changed in 1988 to the National FFA Organization in order to reflect changes in and encompass all aspects of agriculture.


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 Why Should You Join FFA?

 Fun Volunteer Opportunities

The FFA moto is "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earing to Live, Living to Serve" and the Lakeview FFA lives out this motto in many ways of the activities we do. Our community service activities include...

Corn Drive: Every fall FFA members collect corn from area farms and donante the proceeds to Camp Courage. Camp Courage is a camp in Minnesota for disabled children and adults.

Farm Safety Day and Petting Zoo: Every spring the FFA hosts a safety day to make Lakeview elementary students aware of the dangers involved with rural living and teach them how to stay safe. FFA members also provide the elementary with a pettiong zoo to educate them about farm animals. 

Road Ditch Clean-up:  The Lakeview FFA participates in the MN DOT "Adopted a Highway" program. Our sections is along Hwy 23 and we plan to clean it every fall and spring.

Farmfest: FFA members help the Lyon County Farm Bureau grill and service pork chops at thier annual pork chop booth at Farmfest.

Lyon County Fair Childrens Barnyard: FFA members provide fair goers with a petting zoo to educate them about farm animals.

Competition

For students who ask their teachers "when will i ever use this in the real world?" Career Development Events (CDEs) are the answer. Since 1928, FFA has worked to create CDEs that demonstrate the meaningful connections between classroom instruction and real-life scenarios. CDEs build on what is learned in agricultural classes. The events are designed to help prepare students for careers in agriculture. Classroom instruction comes alive as students demonstrate their skills in a competitive setting. CDEs test thet abilities of individuals and teams in a number of major areas of agriculture instruction. 

Ag Communications                                 Environmental and Natural Recources                    Dairy Foods

Livestock Evaluation                                Extemporaneous Public Speaking                            Creed Speaking

Job Interview                                             Marketing Plan                                                            Ag Sales

Ag Machanics                                           Farm Business Managment                                       Floriculture

Meats Evaluation                                      Nursery and Landscape                                             Agronomy

Food Science and Technology               Dairy Handlers Activity                                             Horse Evaluation

Parliamentary Procedure                          Dairy Cattle Evaluation                                               Poultry Evaluation

Dairy Cattle Evaluation                            Prepared Public Speaking                                           Forestry

Leadership Experience

FFA members are given numerous opportunities to develop leadership skills. Members can start out developing their leadership skills by becoming a committee member or even chairing one of Lakeview's FFA events. Every spring, members in 9th-11th grade are given the opportunity to apply to become a Lakeview FFA officer for the upcoming school year. Furthemore, members are able to attend various leadership conferences and camps throughout the state and even the nation!

Cool Fundraisers

The Lakeview FFA puts on several fundraisers each year to earn funds to send members to, the State FFA Convention, the National FFA Convention, and Leadership Camps. Our annual fundraisers include Donkey Races, Pork Chop Feeds and Fruit Sales.

Awesome Activities

The Lakeview FFA isn't all about community service activities, career development events, leadership experiences and fundraising. We also like to have fun! Yearly, the FFA travels to the Twin Cities to watch a Twins or Vikings game and plans to have multiple chapter events


  

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