Nebraska State FFA, cultivating strong leaders one chapter at a time


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Hanna Rue, left, learns floriculture from Kimball High School teacher Mary Schutz.

The sixth state chartered by the National FFA Organization, in 1928, Nebraska has cultivated 170 chapters across the state with more than 7,400 members, some with little or no agriculture background.

These members reap the benefits of agriculture education courses, supervised agriculture experiences (SAE) and participation in a variety of FFA competitions and events.

Many people don't know that you don't have to be a farmer or rancher or have a background rooted in agriculture to be a member of FFA.

According to the Nebraska FFA website, an agricultural education program is made up of three...

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