As FFA members work their way through the National FFA Convention Expo in Louisville, they are greeted by a variety of agribusiness and collegiate exhibits. Although each exhibit has developed it’s own message, theme, and purpose, many share a common goal of focusing on future opportunities and growth within agriculture. FMC is no different; they are inviting members to step into a video booth at their exhibit to record what “investing in the future of farming” means to them individually. FMC has built a history of investing in future agricultural leaders and producers by supporting FFA chapters, communities, and students through their scholarship and internship programs.
As Carson Roberts, of the Union FFA Chapter in eastern Oregon, made her way through the FMC exhibit, she shared her thoughts on what investing in the future means and why it is important for our industry.
“Investing in the future to me means educating our youth about agriculture, what it means, and why you should get involved. About only 2% of the population is involved in producing food for our community.”
Carson spoke about her Supervised Agriculture Experience, where she breeds and shows market swine, her involvement in her FFA Chapter, where she serves as the chapter photographer, and her commitment to being active in her chapter by attending meetings and events diligently. Although this wasn’t Carson’s first time at National Convention, she was as excited as ever to be here representing her chapter and state at the 87th Annual National FFA Convention in Louisville.
When asked about her favorite aspect of convention, Carson was enthusiastic about the opportunity to meet FFA members from across the nation.
Listen to my interview with Carson here: Interview with Carson Roberts, Union FFA Chapter
Find all our photos from the event here: 87th National FFA Conventions Photo