Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Farm Kid from the City

Well the USA Today as finally caught up with most of us FFA alumni and actives. A whole lot of us are from the city and belong to FFA and 4-H. I was one of those kids who belonged to those programs. I raised many animals in the city. I am glad my folks got me into the programs. I learned so much and now have a passion for it.
I appreciate the work that goes into farming and ranching. And I believe so many kids are missing that. Maybe this will help those to look twice at cutting a program that does so much beyond the classroom for students. Check out the link to the article below. Its a good read.
P.S. FFA week is coming up soon. GO FFA!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Good times at the WFA convention.

Well its been a week since I got back from Reno and the WFA and I was so happy I went. I met great people and was inspired for the new fair season. It was nice to attend some of the session and be apart of one. I would like to thank Judy Carrico from Alameda County Fair for thinking of me and having me participate with her on the workshop "How to build an Ag Ed Area". If you are looking for highlights and education material from the convention keep a look out on the WFA website ( I know I will be watching it. And I would also like to thank Karen (Mrs.Tadpole) for letting me stay with her and introducing this newbie to so many nice people in the fair industry. I look forward to seeing my new and old fair friends on the road. See you all soon!!!