The Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Chapter will be participating in the National FFA Agricultural Issues Forum Career Development Event (CDE) during the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 20-23, 2011.
Members of the team are Hannah Chenetski, Kelsie Sharp, Sierra Jepsen, and Caitlin Robinson. The team is coached by Scott Sharp.
“Event participants identify, research and present information on agricultural issues that are relevant to their communities, thus creating an inherent connection between the members and their presentation,” said Melissa Brown, CDE program manager.
FFA members present on a current issue facing agriculture to local community groups prior to competing in the national event. In the presentation both sides of the issue are addressed, allowing audience members to form their own opinions.
Elanco as a special project of the National FFA Foundation sponsors the National FFA Agricultural Issues Forum CDE. The event is one of 23 CDEs held annually at the National FFA convention.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 520,284 student members (and counting)—all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture—as part of 7,429 local FFA chapters in al 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in the 1988 in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.