Club Spotlight: FFA. Representing more than just future farmers

FFA is an intracurricular (meaning within an educational curriculum) student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways.

While the letters FFA still stands for Future Farmers of America, it represents much more. FFA members are also Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and even Future Entrepreneurs of America.
The FFA was first started in 1926 as The Future Farmers of Virginia. The national blue and corn gold colors became the official colors in 1929. The FFA now represents 649,355 student members belonging to one of 7,859 local chapters. All 50 states and two U.S. territories are in the FFA national organization.

Lampeter-Strasburg High School also has an FFA Chapter. The chapter is called LSHS Garden Spot FFA. Just to make it clear, Lampeter-Strasburg's FFA and Garden Spot High School's FFA are different chapters.

In fact, Garden Spot High School's FFA is called Grassland FFA and Lampeter-Strasburg High School's FFA is called Garden Spot FFA. Yes, it can get confusing. 

The only requirements to be a part of Garden Spot FFA is that you take an Agriculture class, attend the meetings, and pay membership dues.

For more information on becoming part of the Garden Spot FFA, you can contact one of Lampeter-Strasburg High School's Agriculture teachers or visit their Facebook page.

--By Hosanna Hoover, LS News reporter

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