North Judson-San Pierre Future Farmers of America members will be headed to Louisville, Ky. next month for the organization’s national convention. Their trip is made possible in part by the Starke County Farm Bureau. Representative Tiffany Naigi presented a $700 check to program during Tuesday’s school board meeting. FFA officers also told the school board about last year’s convention. It featured a career and trade show, motivational speakers and leadership development workshops.
North Judson-San Pierre has 90 FFA members. That number includes 8th graders. Students take part in career development and extracurricular activities throughout the school year, including a livestock skill-a-thon this weekend. The nine students attending will be quizzed on all aspects of farm life, including types of animals, meat and hay judging and various types of feed and its uses.
The school board praised the efforts of FFA sponsor Emily DuVall and presented her a certificate of appreciation for doing things the “Bluejay Way.” A separate award was also given to the FFA officers.