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Posted 2/16/2010 9:34:38 AM


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Next week (Feb. 20-27, 2010) is National FFA Week and the editors of Hobby Farms want to know if you got your start in farming with this organization. If so, tell us what you learned through your involvement in FFA and what sort of impact it has made on your life as a hobby farmer.

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Posted 2/16/2010 2:07:00 PM


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No I didn't when I was growing up I had never heard of FFA but my daughter was a member of FFA when she was in High school

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Posted 2/17/2010 3:14:11 AM
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The national FFA was one of the first organizations to partner with the USDA in trying to get NAIS implimented. They actually signed an agreement with USDA, requiring anyone who participated in their livestock programs to be required to get a premises ID first.

FFA, booooo.

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Posted 2/17/2010 7:54:13 AM
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No, parents made us do the 4H thing and then when we were old enough FFA it was a choice. Only my sister that was 10 yrs older then me went on to do the FFA and my hubby did the FFA thing but he lived in a different parish than I did when we were growing up.

Farming was taught at home and it felt like it was something in our blood. The need to own land and to make something out of it was the calling.

But it will be a choice for our son if he wants to join 4H and FFA, but the animals will still come. So look out people, the question want stop with me...LOL...

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My son was a member of FFA form 2005 to 2009.  Was treasurer, secertary and President.  Earned his State degree.  Loved every minute of it.  Also had a truly dedicated teacher.  Did livestock judging, Palimentary Procedure (went to state in 2009) worked many volunteer hours for Cattlemans Assc., etc...  Started college at ATI (Tech school of Ohio State) this past fall but due to personal reasons has to take a year off.  Planning on studying Agronony.  Best experience of his high school years!
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Posted 2/18/2010 5:38:59 AM
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I agree that in many ways FFA is superior to 4h. They are better organized, more professional and sensible, and geared toward teaching, seriously, farming practices, responsibility, cooperation and healthy competition, without most of the emotionally retarded silliness of 4h. Still, the national FFA's unquestioning support of NAIS, and it's eagerness to help in giving away their children's and our rights, put a big crimp in my support for them.
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Posted 2/26/2010 1:30:06 AM


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I did neither FFA nor 4H...

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Posted 2/28/2010 6:05:09 PM


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I was in 4H from the age of 9 - and held every office over the years. Now I'm a club leader and my kids (12 and 8) are both in 4H == and likely will be in FFA when the time comes.

We're a long time 4H/FFA family. My neices and nephews all earned their money for college by showing and selling 4H animals, then breeding stock they developed as they got old enough to plan bloodlines etc.

4H and FFA can both be excellent organizations - but like any, it depends so much on the adult volunteers.

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