This past week, the Nebraska FFA State Officer Team has been traveling around the state visiting with various business and industry leaders who contribute to the Nebraska FFA Association and the National FFA Organization. From the “I Believe in the Future of Ag” Campaign to True Blue and State Convention sponsorships, these are companies and individuals who have been influencing FFA students across our state in many ways.
One example of this past week’s visits is Valmont Industries, Inc., located in Valley, Nebraska. During our time at Valmont, we discussed the development and progress of the company, as well as the diversity and global market of their products. Later, we experienced a tour, highlighting the many areas of the Valley production plant. We were impressed by the agricultural production and manufacturing that is happening right here in the Midwest.
Seeing the leadership and dedication of many of these agricultural leaders has been truly influential. These hard working Nebraskans have strived to make the agricultural industry succeed. Spending some time, thanking them for their service to Nebraska FFA, as well as agriculture itself, is the least we can do as young agriculturalists. Nonetheless, the networking with business professionals has also provided value to our visits, as well look to careers down the road. We are the future of the industry, and these supporters have truly dedicated their time to preparing Nebraska’s youth for our upcoming responsibilities in the agriculture industry. Overall, it has been a compelling experience as we look deeper into the companies that drive Nebraska’s #1 industry: agriculture.
Respectfully submitted by The 2014-2015 Nebraska FFA State Officer Team