National FFA Week ended last week but the work of local FFA chapters continues. The FFA or Future Farmers of America is in sharp focus year-round in Vergennes as it is elsewhere in Addison County. The local chapter helps develop future farmers and community leaders.
During last week, FFA officers in Addison County met with state legislators and leaders of Vermont's agriculture industry.
Individual chapters like Vergennes initiated events throughout the week to promote FFA and agriculture in classrooms and communities countywide. Events included community service projects, educational lessons for elementary students and promotional programs for students, teachers, and alumni.