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It's nationally recognized as FFA Week but one local chapter does things a little differently.

Most chapters are taking the week to schedule activities and community outreach events but Mt. Pulaski's FFA Chapter waits to celebrate FFA Week until March. Chapter President Lizzie Ford explains they started this a few years ago to utilize better weather.

Ford explains FFA Week is an opportunity to spread their message to their peers at the high school, but they also do outreach with the grade schools in the community.

For Ford, she indicates what she wants to do after high school has been shaped by her time in FFA. She feels without FFA, she may not have known what she wanted to do otherwise.

When talking with youngsters or anyone interested in FFA, she talks about the family atmosphere and the skills and lessons you'll learned. She also emphasizes there is so much more to FFA than just farming or agriculture. 

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