For many in the agriculture community, the summer months are among the busiest of the year. I know that is certainly the case for Wisconsin FFA members – between attending state convention, showing at county fairs, heading to events like Farm Tech Days – and there’s still somehow room for all the “usual” chores, jobs, and hopefully some fun, too!
In between our events and meetings these past few months, our work at the Foundation has been focused on planning and outreach for the 2017-18 campaign year. It is through your advocacy, engagement, and support that we are able to meet our Wisconsin FFA funding goals – resulting in a 25% increase in funding to FFA programming from just five years ago. Thank you for being a big part of that, and thank you for your continued commitment to FFA.
Now, as we head towards a new school year and a new season in the coming weeks, we see examples of uncertainty and conflict in our world. Our mission of investing in tomorrow's leaders remains a critical need, and the skills our members develop through FFA and agriculture education will ensure they are equipped to serve our communities for years to come.
Best wishes for a productive and enjoyable end to the summer. Thank you for the many ways you support Wisconsin FFA!
Executive Director, Wisconsin FFA Foundation