Kansas FFA launches community engagement meetings across the state


The Kansas FFA Foundation is launching community engagement sessions this month. Meetings will be held in the northeast region during March, with other areas of Kansas to follow. Representatives from the Kansas FFA Foundation, FFA members, FFA officers and local supporters will share important information. The Our Youth. Our Future. Our Kansas FFA presentation will discuss exciting developments for the future of agriculture education throughout Kansas.

“Through a statewide feasibility study, we gained a greater sense that individuals who believe in agriculture education and FFA wanted the opportunity to hear more about the program,” said Beth Gaines, executive director of the Kansas FFA Foundation. “We are taking this opportunity to travel the state to share some of the exciting developments and some of the real challenges that are ahead as we strategically prepare for our future.”

Meeting topics will include responsible growth, FFA funding, the focus of the future, the impact on Kansas agriculture and an opportunity to ask questions. The presentation will last about an hour.

The presentation will be offered at various locations throughout the Northeast region. The schedule is as follows:

Wamego: Wednesday, March 2, at the Iron Clad Coworking facility

Marysville: Wednesday, March 9, at the Landoll Lanes Event Center

Holton: Tuesday, March 14, at the NE KS Heritage Complex

Sabetha: Monday, March 21, at the Creative Farmhouse

Hiawatha: Tuesday, March 22, at the Creative Farmhouse

There are two opportunities to attend at each location with presentations at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will be light refreshments. RSVPs are requested, but everyone is invited.

RSVPs can be online at https://bit.ly/3s5Lzi6 or via the Kansas FFA Facebook page, or by texting or emailing Johanna Anderes at johanna@kansasffafoundation.org or 785-410-7313.

About the Kansas FFA and Foundation

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Kansas FFA was chartered by the National FFA Organization in 1928. Since 1928, our membership has grown to over 11,000 members in more than 226 chapters across the state, including both rural and urban areas.

The association is led by a state officer team dedicated to forming the next generation into future agriculturists. In addition, adult guidance and leadership is provided by the state advisor and executive secretary.

The Kansas FFA Foundation exists to enable Kansas Agriculture Education and FFA programs to empower future leaders and their passions. The Kansas FFA Foundation does this by developing and sustaining collaborative relationships, resulting in financial support and service opportunities for the Kansas FFA and its members.

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