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Digging in with FFA’s Emily Hoyt

Digging in with FFA’s Emily Hoyt


In this week's Digging In, we're talking with Missouri State FFA Secretary Emily Hoyt about her involvement in the Future Farmers of America's program and her passion to educate young children about our food system. 

When Emily was a sophomore in high school, her local FFA Chapter in Missouri encouraged Emily to take part in its Ag in the Classroom program. She was soon challenged to grow the existing program and even applied for Ag Ed on the Move, a program that helps teach third-grade classrooms about agriculture commodities.

Currently, Emily interns with the local school district, serving as a teaching assistant for seventh and eighth-grade students exploring agriculture. Listen how Emily’s entrepreneurial spirit engages children…and perhaps a few of us, too.

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