CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – 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 Chaz Mavrelion and students Marina Salicki and Bianca Gonzalez from the Sound School in New Haven joined us to share more about the organization and what they do.
“Future Farmers of America” was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting– it’s a science, it’s a business and it’s an art. FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.