Feature Film

FFA: More than plows, cows and sows

In a state where agriculture offers many career options, how can a school use agriculture education and participation in FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America and now The National FFA Organization) to teach valuable skills and introduce students to a world of opportunities?

By creating a comprehensive offering of classes, Mr. Schimmels has blasted the perception that agriculture is just simple farming. Eustis-Farnam School’s robust agriculture education curriculum includes everything from agronomy (the study of soil management) to food science, and even marketing and business management for agriculture. The skills students learn effortlessly translate to careers within and outside of agriculture, and Mr. Schimmels makes sure his students learn how to use their knowledge to succeed outside of school. Watch now to learn what makes Eustis-Farnam’s FFA chapter so successful.


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