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FFA thrives at Northwest Regional

Devon McCarthy, 16, and Michaela Cisowski, 15, tended to plants at the high school’s greenhouse. The FFA program uses the greenhouse to grow plants throughout the year. Photo by Ryan Callinan

The FFA is a national youth organization that was founded in 1928 by a group of young farmers with the mission of preparing future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population.

The organization’s approach to accomplishing this goal is to provide students with a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

As one of America’s largest youth organizations, the FFA has over half a million members between the ages of 12 and 21 and more than 11,000 agriculture teachers and advisors.

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