Schuylerville FFA members on the move

FFA members pose for a group photo outside the state capitolMembers of the Schuylerville High School FFA have been busy over the past month, from meeting with state legislators to competing in career development event competitions.

In February, the chapter officers visited the Capitol building in Albany to share with state legislators their experiences and the impact that FFA and other agricultural education programs have on their lives.

“FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education,” FFA advisor Levi Cahan said.

While in Albany, the students took part in a press conference in which the Senate Agricultural Committee announced the new “Planting Seeds” campaign to support New York’s family farmers and boost the agricultural economy.

“The support of the legislature for agricultural education and the FFA program was evident throughout the capital,” Cahan said. “It was a wonderful experience for our students.”

In early March, several state FFA ambassadors visited Schuylerville High School to conduct a leadership workshop for students. FFA President Sara Millspaugh, State Treasurer Kaylah Gulley and District President Seth Browe focused their presentation on personal development, leadership and group work.

“The students who attended this workshop were very excited and encouraged by the lessons they learned from the officers,” Cahan said.

Currently, Schuylerville FFA members are competing in CDE (career development event) competitions. Several students represented Schuylerville at the sub-district competitions on March 9. They compete again on March 18 in Greenwich.

Good luck to everyone competing!