Those who study and work in the agriculture industry are often directly involved in global conversations about world hunger, as well as the fight to eliminate it, and FFA students are no exception. When HungerU, a mobile tour that promotes awareness and discussion about food insecurity, set up a booth at the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo, they were impressed with the knowledge and appreciation these future ag leaders already possess.
“All of the FFA students have a really unique perspective on agriculture because a lot of them have a background in agriculture, but that isn’t always the case at the Universities we go to,” said HungerU’s Anna Libra in an interview during the convention. “We see a lot more appreciation for agriculture here, the facts about world hunger are less shocking to FFA students.”
The HungerU exhibit was fun and interactive, with a giant T-Rex on display in honor of the organization’s commitment to “Make Hunger Extinct,” and students visiting the booth were encouraged to take the HungerU challenge.
“It’s five questions about global food security, and after we ask students to come in and take the challenge they have the opportunity to opt in to have us donate a meal on their behalf to local organizations we’ve partnered with,” said Libra.
Learn more in Jamie’s full interview with Anna here:
Interview with Anna Libra, HungerU
Be sure to check out even more action by viewing the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo Photo Album.