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Being inspired - a great day on AALP's North American Study Tour

The FFA Creed - as applicable now as when it was written in 1930

After staying with some terrific families in their homes, AALP Class 15 traveled to the National FFA Center in Indianapolis. For some of us, this was the first introduction to the FFA while others had a more in depth understanding of who they are. We learned that FFA goes through the school system, starting in middle school, and to have a chapter the school must have some sort of agricultural educational component. The membership dues are only $5 and in some states, this cost is covered by the school system. They have 579,678 members and 4,570 chapters in the US. The national FFA convention has almost 63,000 attendees!! Wow. 

We then visited Elanco. Its mission is inspiring: "Food and companionship enriching life". They use technology and innovation in the world of animal health protection, nutrition and quality of life to make a difference in agriculture. Quality assurance is important to the company as a deferential factor in the business. Elanco is bridging the gap between what goes in the animal to the family table, and in order to do this food safety has to be at the top of the list.  

Elanco is leading the ENOUGH campaign to bring more awareness to world hunger and food security issues. You can learn more about the initiative at sensibletable.com.  

We participated in a discussion with a graduate of an ag leadership program in the area who gave some insight on the experience: "It's the small things that make a difference and journal everything so weeks later revisiting it will give a different perspective."

We then embarked on our long plane ride to Washington  DC, Stay tuned for a great blog tomorrow!!

Be sure to follow along with the class on Twitter #NAST2014.

 

 

 

 

 

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