When we asked county Farm Bureaus to share how they’re supporting young people in their community through 4-H and FFA programs, we received dozens of responses from all corners of the state.
The variety of activities was also impressive, whether it was sponsoring a bus trip as part of a career program in Cuyahoga County or the many other counties that helped finance the construction of fair barns. The Ashtabula and Geauga county Farm Bureaus purchased fair animals to provide the meal for their annual meetings. And the Gallia County Farm Bureau involved FFA students in leading Ag Day activities for nearly 300 4th graders. Among Jefferson County’s activities, the group helped pay the way for an FFA team to travel to the national competitions in Indianapolis, and Hardin County Farm Bureau provided shirts that promoted Jr. Fair exhibitors’ commitment to animal care.
No matter what their level of resources, or if they’re urban or rural, county Farm Bureaus and local volunteers have found ways to invest in the future of their community: fund-raisers, scholarships, outreach and educational programs, building construction, sponsorships, animal purchases, leadership development, volunteer opportunities and more. The list of more than 200 activities and programs that were submitted to us was more than we can print here. If you’re passionate about developing the next generation of leaders, we encourage you to get involved with your county Farm Bureau.
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