Dordt College News

Dordt ag major speaks for FFA

March 14, 2014

Agriculture education major Kayla Hack is one of 15 college students that have been traveling around the country this year for the National FFA Organization (originally Future Farmers of America). She serves as trainer for their annual conference. The National FFA is a student organization that works with high school agricultural education programs to promote leadership, personal growth, and career success for students.

Hack and her FFA co-worker conducted six leadership conferences for junior and senior high school students, encouraging them to take what they’ve learned about agriculture and influence people with whom they interact. Hack says that as a Christian with a passion for agriculture and for youth, studying agriculture at Dordt and working with the FFA puts her in the best of both worlds. 

She believes that after two years of working with the National FFA, Dordt was exactly where God wanted her next. She loves her classes and, as an FFA 360° Leadership Conference Trainer, she’s thankful for the opportunities she’s had to interact with and encourage agriculture students in Michigan, Maryland, Wisconsin, New York, North Dakota, and Ohio. 

“I am beyond blessed to have the opportunity to be a positive example to these high school students, whether we are working with a group of 70 students or 325. Being able to travel, to challenge FFA members, to practice and improve my teaching abilities, and to be a Christ-like example is well worth it,” says Hack, who will be working with FFA again this summer as a state officer trainer.

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