Today marks the final day of National FFA Week 2020. The week-long festivities began last Saturday to celebrate the National FFA Organization. Dating back to 1928, the National FFA brings together high school and middle school students interested in agriculture. Student activities focus on personal growth, premier leadership, and career success. Each year, FFA Week showcases the impact this organization has on its members, their communities, and agriculture across the nation.
It’s the age-old question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I’ve often wondered this myself, and while I still don’t have a complete answer, I know I want to be in agriculture. Wisconsin agriculturists help to feed, fuel, and clothe communities not only in our state, but across the globe. As our farmers and processors continue to become more productive to meet growing population demands, the diversity of jobs in Wisconsin agriculture will also continue to grow. Agri
The short answer? YES! Caring for the environment is an essential part of a farmer’s job, and is a responsibility not taken lightly. A commitment to tend to land, water, and environmental resources is often instilled in a farmer from a very young age, as he or she follows around older generations on the farm. But why do farmers care so much? I’ve put together a list of three main reasons why farmers care for the environment below. 1. Protecting land and water resources is cru
Despite the short daylight hours and the chill in the weather, farmers throughout the state of Wisconsin are still hard at work. Livestock farmers are busy keeping their animals warm and dry, crop growers are replacing parts on their field equipment, and producers of all commodities are planning their financials for the year ahead. Though you may not see your neighborhood farmer out in the field this time of year, you can be sure they have not stopped farming. During the cold