By FFA Reporters Stella Largent and Lilah Heinz

Thirteen ACGC FFA Chapter Officers and members traveled to the middle school on March 19 to present about the importance of agriculture and how FFA helps members prepare for careers in agriculture. Members presented about the following topics: soils evaluation, public speaking, creed speaking, livestock evaluation, general FFA and agriculture knowledge and agricultural career pathways for our students.

When asked about why she wanted to participate in this activity with the middle school students, Irelyn Wirt stated, “I enjoyed the National Ag Activities because it allowed me to give back to the community and organization that has given me so much.” Wirt also stated that the activities were something she was proud to be a part of because it allows our middle school students to start to learn and also take every advantage of the activities that agriculture and FFA have to offer within the students’ academic career.

Iowa Corn was also a part of the activities at the middle school building. They brought their Biofuels Mobile Education Center to help educate the students. The Iowa Corn Promotion Board teamed up with Absolute Energy, Big River Resources, Golden Grain Energy and Homeland Energy Solutions to create this fun and immersive experience that explains to rural, urban and people of all ages how biofuels are produced here in Iowa, contribute to our economy, improve our environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The chapter was excited to bring this opportunity in for the students to learn about.

To learn more about the biofuels trailer, visit the Iowa Corn Growers website.

To learn more about how your students can become involved in agriculture or FFA, contact