This year acknowledges the 42nd year that the three independent Farm Credit Services associations in North Dakota have donated FFA Handbooks to agricultural students in area schools.
This year, approximately eighty high school agriculture education programs in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota will receive over 2,600 of the student handbooks for the start of the 2018/2019 school year donated by the Farm Credit Services Associations in North Dakota.
For over four decades almost 79,000 of the books have been presented to FFA-first year 'greenhands' to be used throughout the four-year FFA program.
“Farm Credit Services has supported purchasing the handbooks for the incoming FFA students for many years. It is our commitment to the youth in our rural communities,” says Teresa Kjellberg, Director of Marketing with Farm Credit Services of North Dakota. “These students will become our future producers and it is our goal to help get them off to a great start as they participate in their local FFA programs,” she adds.
Farm Credit Services is committed to helping the FFA provide excellence in the teaching and learning of agriculture and its activities in science, technology, production, processing, and related agribusiness activities as well as understand the vital and necessary role of the agricultural industry. Farm Credit Services is proud to support today’s youth who may become tomorrow’s agricultural producers and leaders.