FFA Week concluded last Friday after five full days of events and activities to spread the word about about the program as well as having some fun.
Throughout that week our Noon Farm Show on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW caught up with officers from different chapters around central Illinois who have expressed how being apart of the organization has benefited them, not only in discovering possible career paths, but in helping them develop life skills.
Skip Riddle, President of the Tri Valley FFA chapter and the Section 9 President, is one such student. He always wanted to farm, but credits FFA with giving him a strong base in the practical aspects of farming. The Tri Valley chapter has had a successful year so far, some of the highlights being the CDEs and competing with their record books. Riddle specifically has had a productive year.
The FFA chapters in central Illinois all celebrated FFA week with different activities, but their goal to involve and educate their peers and their communities through various outreach programs is the same.