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MaxYield Places Focus on FFA

By Staff | Mar 4, 2021

FFA WEEK -- Freshman members of the Emmetsburg FFA chapter gather for a photo after a close game of FFA Jeopardy. Students learned fun facts about FFA and were able to test their knowledge against their peers. -- submitted photo

MaxYield Cooperative celebrated National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27, with the Emmetsburg FFA and other local chapters. Designated a national week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday, National FFA Week runs from Saturday to Saturday each year and gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their schools and communities learn about FFA and agricultural education.

Emily Campbell, MaxYield talent recruitment and communications specialist, visited the chapter with an interactive FFA trivia game and returned later to help students prepare for Career Development Event (CDE) competitions later in the week. Chapters were also given FFA Week cookies and MaxYield hats for the celebration.

Campbell, an FFA alum, says supporting youth activities is vital to the success of rural communities.

“MaxYield is honored to serve as a partner to the Emmetsburg FFA and surrounding chapters,” said Campbell. “Organizations like FFA help local students widen their perspectives, build employable skills, and broaden their networks; all of which are important in maintaining strong communities in Northwest and North Central Iowa. As someone who was very involved in FFA as a member and remains involved as a volunteer, I have seen firsthand the positive impacts this organization has on individuals. MaxYield is proud to play a role in helping those students and chapters reach their full potential.”

Read the full article in The Democrat.