Thursday, December 10, 2009

Future Farmers of America for city kids


Emily Gersena, Arizona Republic, Dec 9, 2009, says in AZ here many urban youngsters are joining FFA, which used to be for farm kids.

They learn floral arranging, marketing, vet assistance, and food science.

They compete in contests, such as knot-tying for restraining large animals for treatment.

They assist in animal surgery.

Others are more interested in plants and flowers and compete in flower arranging.

These are skills transferable to any career, administrators point out, noting basic marketing and leadership skills are taught.

Hey, my kid was in a jobs program—was interested in interior design then. Nothing wrong with vocational emphasis. Go to ffa.org and learn more.

You never know where life will take you--you may need to tie down a cow, who knows?

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