Larry Case Tells FFA Members- "I am So Proud of You!"Wed, 21 Oct 2009 16:45:11 CDT
National FFA Advisor Larry Case has been around a few of these national meetings- 26 of them to be exact- and he says that while the bells and whistles have changed- a lot of what is instilled into the lives of young people is still the same. Belief in yourself, leadership skills, public speaking and more are all a part of what Ag Education and FFA are all about.
After his address to the opening session, we sat down and talked with Larry Case for a few moments about where FFA has been- where it is and where it may be headed. Case is excited about trying new ideas and extending FFA into areas it has never been before. He believes that there is lots of opportunity along the food chain from the farm to the consumer's stomach- and that's where the FFA s- right in the middle of delivering food, fiber and even biofuels to consumers here in the US and globally.
We asked him about one of the concluding thoughts he shared with the audience this afternoon- he told members as he addressed them "I am Proud of You." He tells us that he has used that statement a lot in recent years- and it is not just a line- but a heartfelt opinion of the young people that make up this organization. He told us, "when you watch them in action, they blow you away."
You can listen to our full conversation with this man who really understands FFA forward and backwards as he has watched it all, sitting by the Owl. Click on the Listen Bar below and enjoy.
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