Pat Dingels was one of the first female FFA members to join the Redwood Falls, Minnesota FFA Chapter in the 1970s. “When my friend and I walked into class, we were actually two years behind in our learning, because we hadn’t been part of agriculture classes at that point. The boys didn’t know we were going to join and it took awhile for some of them to accept us, but it all worked out well,” said Dingels. “I was able to order my first FFA jacket and represent the chapter at a regional livestock judging event.” Now, Dingels is an active member of the Minnesota FFA Foundation. “It’s so important to make sure we introduce people to the world of agriculture and FFA programs to make sure they can experience all of the opportunities.” Hear the story.