The FFA was organized over 95 years ago. Corteva AgriScience Vice President of Business Development Tony Klemm says FFA grew from an organization of farm boys to a diverse program that focuses on career and leadership development. “While ag production is important, it’s also important that we are creating the leaders that are gonna be able to step into the ag industry in the future,” Klemm told RRFN. “Whether they’re leading in artificial intelligence, IT development, engineering design for the new tractor or back on the farm, we need them.” Klemm, who a state FFA officer in Iowa, said the organization is developing the next level of leaders that will help U.S. agriculture stay competitive.
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