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FFA greenhouse on the way!

October 18, 2012
Caitlin Whitmore - Walnut Street Journal , Traer Star-Clipper

Big changes are coming to North Tama's Chapter of FFA, or Future Farmers of America. FFA is an organization that provides students with activities and opportunities to get ahead in life.

The importance of FFA is that it "provides premier leadership opportunities for students. It teaches them to make choices that will make them become successful," stated Matt Cibula, FFA Advisor of 8 years. Cibula also stated that FFA could help you be successful in the future as well as in high school. FFA can help you with job interviews, Ag sales, broadcasting, parliamentary procedure, creed speaking, impromptu speaking, and public speaking.

One big activity going on for FFA is the construction of a new greenhouse with the $10,000 grant FFA received from Monsanto. FFA will make full use of the greenhouse through plant sales. "Students will receive real life experiences from the building of this greenhouse," said Cibula. The greenhouse is just one of the many advantages and opportunities students will gain with FFA.

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Above, FFA Advisor Matt Cibula (far right) and Judy Boerm (second from left) of North Tama stand with the members from Monsanto who presented them a check for $10,000 to help build the greenhouse. This was presented during the football game on Friday, October 12th. Monsanto representatives George Kadrmas (far left) and Craig Christians were on hand to do the presenting. The North Tama greenhouse (pictured below) has seen better days. FFA is working to fix that.

Another activity Cibula is looking forward to this year is the FFA National Convention. "They get to interact with thousands of fellow FFA members and make connections that will last them a lifetime," said Cibula.

A student can gain all of these skills and opportunities (along with many more) through the fun and skillful activities of FFA.



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