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Enjoyed meeting GSL FFA’ers

It was a pleasure to meet students and instructors at Glencoe-Silver Lake’s 75th anniversary of their FFA chapter on Friday, Feb. 27. Having taught in the school district before taking over the family farm in western Minnesota, I was impressed with the history and passion Glencoe-Silver Lake’s school district showed in its commitment to its FFA chapter through agricultural education.
Minnesota Farmers Union remains dedicated to furthering the education of students involved in agriculture programs across rural and urban Minnesota. No matter what background these students come from, we need them to be educated and prepared to enter into the agriculture industry in order to feed the growing global population.
In a state where agriculture is such a vital part of our rigorous economy, I encourage local communities to continue their support for agricultural education programs. Whether that is sponsoring a scholarship or volunteering time to coach a Career Development Event team, we need your help to encourage these students to pursue agriculture careers.
It was an honor to be present for such an important milestone in Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA history, and I look forward to seeing how its program continues to thrive with community support.
Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson