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FFA Adapts to Changing Times, Fewer Farm Kids

FFA Flickr_U.S.-Department-of-Agriculture(L to R) FFA National Vice President Central Region Brennan Costello, FFA National President Clay Sapp, and FFA National Vice President Southern Region Wiley Bailey listen to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speak at a meeting of the White House Rural Council in July 2013. (Flickr Photo via U.S. Department of Agriculture)The blue corduroy jacket worn by high school students in FFA, formerly the Future Farmers of America, is an icon of rural life. It’s a nearly 100-year-old symbol of pride, worn by high schoolers that signifies a background and desired future in agriculture. And, as Harvest Public Media’s Luke Runyon reports, even with fewer and fewer kids growing up on the farm, a record number of kids are donning blue jackets this year.


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