Life Lessons from 4-H and FFA

This time of year we are always reminded of the importance of both 4-H and FFA. The lessons learned by being a member of these organizations are so valuable. Some of our farm girls shared why 4-H and FFA were so amazing and what lessons they learned from the time spent as a part of the groups.

You learn a love of animals, of community, of cooking, of team work. The lessons are unlimited.

4-H gives a love of agriculture. It teaches you what is important and can lead you to what direction to go in after high school.

FFA gives you the skill of confidence. It teaches you that you can do anything you put your mind to.

4-H opens doors for you and allows you to make connections for today, tomorrow and into the future.

Public speaking, raising animals, going to camp, meeting fellow members. It's the best! Too many things to list.

Gives you the motivation to get involved. Pushes you outside of your comfort zone. Makes you a better person.

Lifelong friendships with people close to you and miles away. Memories that you can never replace.

It will teach you to come out of your shell, especially when you find your passion.

Respect for the best advisors ever. Learning about responsibility, hard work and dedication.

You learn to grow up, especially when other people depend on you.

Showing animals is amazing! Teaching responsibility by doing something you love.

The FFA raises generations of strong men and women. It's a time-honored tradition.

Learning that agriculture is much more than being a farmer and it's so important to communities and the world.

Preparing for the fair and winning ribbons. Something you work so hard for and you see the results.

You will always see a blue and gold jacket in a special way.

The value of service. Volunteering your time. Sharing your talents with others makes you a better person.

Learning leadership at a young age is so valuable. It makes you a better student, friend and person in the future.

 

For more info, visit the 4-H and FFA websites!

Photo by Kate Spaans.

related topics: farming, agriculture, FFA, 4-H

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