Wilmot, South Dakota farmer Jason Frerichs says FFA prepared him for many life experiences from serving in the state legislature to teaching agricultural education at Lake Area Technical School in Watertown, South Dakota. “I was part of the effort as we restarted the Watertown FFA Chapter. It’s still in existence today. It had been dormant for a few years when they cut the program.” Frerichs says many of his former students are still involved in agriculture. “Many of those former students are on the farm or working in their communities in agribusiness. It’s very rewarding and a great way to get involved right out of college. I’m very fortunate to have had the experience.” Hear the story.