At this week’s FFA convention in Louisville, Kentucky, FFA and Growth Energy announced a multi-year sponsorship supporting FFA and agricultural education as a special project of the FFA Foundation. Through the sponsorship, workshops will start immediately at this year national FFA convention. The workshops, titled “Ethanol – Past, Present, Future,” will provide an overview of the changing landscape in the ethanol industry and provide resources for teachers and students to take back to their classrooms after the event. President of the National FFA Foundation, Molly Ball, said “we are excited to announce this new partnership and look forward to having Growth Energy host workshops this week to immediately engage with FFA members and agriculture educators.”
In addition to the workshops, funding from Growth Energy will help support TeachAg and Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education. Also included in the gift is support for the national organization’s online personalized career exploration and development resources called “My Journey.” Support for Washington Leadership Conference, an annual event focused on developing students’ leadership skills and service to others, is also included in the sponsorship.
Source: NAFB News Service