Yesterday I had the privilege of presenting the Image Builder Award to the Webster, SD chapter of FFA during the state FFA convention in Brookings, SD. What fun to spend some time in the company of teenagers who fit none of the stereotypes of their generation. Already they understand that the nutrition needs of the globe are theirs to shoulder for decades to come.
There’s a lot about this group that’s impressive. The leadership is young but articulate and commanding. As a body they are respectful, patriotic and charitable – not just through words, but deeds. The photo you see below is what they mean by “feeding the world, starting at home.”
When I left the event, they had already packaged 53,000 meals. Meals that will feed people that cannot feed themselves. You see, when these kids put on those blue jackets, they put on so much more – an understanding that a good life is earned, then shared.
Not all of these kids will go on to be farmers, but they will all go on to contribute. If you are looking for a worthy organization to sponsor, maybe you can return the favor. http://paulsen.ag/IV99El