2019-03-14 / Front Page

FFA Organization celebrates women

“From the classroom to the farm to the boardroom, women in agriculture are helping to pave the way for a better future.” The Future Farmers of America, now known as the National FFA Organization, did not allow women in the FFA until 1969. Fast forward to 50 years later and 38 percent of the National FFA Organization is composed of females and women hold more than 47 percent of state leadership positions. “This year we celebrate 50 years of women in the largest student-run organization,” W-W FFAAdvisor Shelby Key said. “We would like to highlight some of the females in our chapter or alumni who are working for the Ag industry. Shown here are (top photo, l-r) “Dairy girls” Emily Weaver, Emily Strother, Mary Mack, and Kylie Weaver; (bottom left) Alena Velazquez; and (bottom right, l-r) “Officer girls” Maddie Gunter, Anna Kate Hefner, and Lola Hammond.

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