By Adam Sacquitne

The La Porte-Dysart FFA Chapter welcomed State Officer, Shelby Westhoff and District Officer Austin Cook to a chapter visit on January 10th.

While at the high school on Friday, Shelby and Austin led interactive workshops for the agriculture education classes. The officers also talked with the Agricultural Education Instructor, Mr. Adam Sacquitne about what the future of La Porte-Dysart FFA looks like.

During a year of service to the organization, Iowa FFA officers serve as ambassadors for agriculture and the FFA. They travel to FFA chapters throughout the state to connect with members and talk about the many opportunities available to students enrolled in agricultural education.

Agricultural education incorporates three aspects of learning. The classroom provides basic knowledge. FFA develops leadership and personal skills. A Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) provides hands-on learning while working on the job or in an agricultural business.

The Iowa FFA Association is comprised of 252 local chapters preparing over 15,500 students for future career opportunities. FFA activities and award programs complement instruction in agricultural education by giving students practical experience in the application of agricultural skills and knowledge gained in classes. 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.