Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue takes a selfie with several FFA members. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue takes a selfie with FFA officers during the FFA State Presidents’ Conference. A MOU was signed between USDA and FFA at the conference.

USDA, FFA partner to provide opportunities for youth

Two sign MOU to collaborate on short- and long-term initiatives.

USDA and the National FFA have partnered to support youth and prepare the workforce of tomorrow for unique careers in agriculture.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and National FFA Organization CEO Mark Poeschl signed a memorandum of understanding between USDA and National FFA on July 26, 2017, during the National FFA Organization's State Presidents' Conference.

“At National FFA, we are preparing our students to be tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture,” said Mark Poeschl, CEO of the National FFA Organization. “Through this MOU, USDA helps us continue our vision of growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. We look forward to our partnership and the ability to share our ideas with USDA.”

Under the newly signed MOU, USDA and National FFA will collaborate on both short- and long-term initiatives to motivate and prepare young people, connect them with opportunities in agriculture, food, and natural resources systems, and build appreciation for the reach and importance of agriculture.

Source: USDA

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