Life Lessons from 4-H and FFA

This time of year we are always reminded of the importance of both 4-H and FFA. The lessons learned by being a member of these organizations are so valuable. Some of our farm girls shared why 4-H and FFA were so amazing and what lessons they learned from the time spent as a part of the groups.

You learn a love of animals, of community, of cooking, of team work. The lessons are unlimited.

4-H gives a love of agriculture. It teaches you what is important and can lead you to what direction to go in after high school.

FFA gives you the skill of confidence. It teaches you that you can do anything you put your mind to.

4-H opens doors for you and allows you to make connections for today, tomorrow and into the future.

Public speaking, raising animals, going to camp, meeting fellow members. It's the best! Too many things to list.

Gives you the motivation to get involved. Pushes you outside of your comfort zone. Makes you a better person.

Lifelong friendships with people close to you and miles away. Memories that you can never replace.

It will teach you to come out of your shell, especially when you find your passion.

Respect for the best advisors ever. Learning about responsibility, hard work and dedication.

You learn to grow up, especially when other people depend on you.

Showing animals is amazing! Teaching responsibility by doing something you love.

The FFA raises generations of strong men and women. It's a time-honored tradition.

Learning that agriculture is much more than being a farmer and it's so important to communities and the world.

Preparing for the fair and winning ribbons. Something you work so hard for and you see the results.

You will always see a blue and gold jacket in a special way.

The value of service. Volunteering your time. Sharing your talents with others makes you a better person.

Learning leadership at a young age is so valuable. It makes you a better student, friend and person in the future.


For more info, visit the 4-H and FFA websites!

Photo by Kate Spaans.

related topics: farming, agriculture, FFA, 4-H

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maggie jimenez - Monday, August 24, 2015 at 6:21:43 PM

My daughter isabella would like to join the 4-H program. She loves animals. We wanted to get information how to sign up.
Pink Tractor - Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 8:16:54 AM
Maggie - just visit for more info.
Deborah Farino - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 8:57:41 PM
Is this near moapa? If so, my daughter is interested. Her application has already been approved.
Anne Busdorf - Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 12:03:11 PM
I agree with this article. Our youngest daughter was in 4-H and FFA with her flock of sheep here in Ohio. She became FFA State Teasure and went on to college and graduate school for her doctorate. She teaches Ag. Communications at The Ohio State University, is a partner with her husband raising grain and sheep and our 2 year old granddaughter. These organizations build leaders and caring adults.
Faith Galavich - Friday, July 8, 2016 at 6:34:26 PM
All of this is true five years ago my older sister started FFA, she was in 4h before but was never really involved till she joined. Five years ago we never owned a Farm animal not even a rabbit. So when we got rabbits i joined 4h. It has honestly been the best 6 years of my life. When I first went to my first meeting I didn't speak at all so I went to a different group and then a different group. The first year I took market rabbits, the next market rabbits and a dairy beef feeder, year was market rabbit a feeder and a market steer, fourth was market rabbit and dairy feeder, fifth a market steer market rabbit and dairy beef feeder, and this year I am taking market goat market rabbit dairy beef fevered and a beef feeder. I was still shy at all of them but then I went to 4h camp. It was the best i made some of my best friends there. I went to the meeting after camp and I was talking and giving ideas my adviser didn't think it was Me. In the next year she talked me into running for Vice President which I never thought I was going to get but I did. Next year I hope to be president and in future years I hope to be an officer in My FFA chapter if not a state or even a national officer, because I want to inspire others like they inspired me and my sister.

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