Iowa secretary of agriculture Bill Northey, visited FFA students at Webster City High School on Tuesday afternoon in honor of National FFA Week.
According to Northey, being apart of FFA is a constructive way to mold the minds of tomorrow.
“There’s a lot of leadership lessons that are a part of FFA, and ag education in general that are very constructive in benefiting Iowa wherever these kids end up.“
Northey was given a tour of the agriculture department by FFA students and advisers. He was also shown the greenhouse used by students for a multitude of purposes.
Northey spent a portion of his visit taking questions from students. He informed students of the important role agriculture plays not only in Iowa, but around the world.
He encouraged students interested in agriculture to stick with the program, and spoke about the importance of ag education.
“Every week, I think we say, is FFA Week, but this is a special FFA Week and it’s important to highlight ag education and how important it is,” Northey said.