FFA students dedicate day to giving back

FFA students from all over Wisconsin are working together to help others. 

It’s FFA’s Day of Service, and hundreds of FFA members were at one of eleven sites around Madison helping others.  Amelia Hayden was the FFA State President five years ago, and now she’s the ag educator for the Osseo-Fairchild schools and helping coordinate this year’s Day of Service Activities. She tells Brownfield, “We have students across Madison at Ronald McDonald House, at various community centers giving back, as well as different parks through Dane County and City of Madison parks.”

One of this year’s workers is Genevieve Ganske from the Waupun FFA chapter. She was on the team building beds that will be donated to families that need them. “I just love to see the kids faces because sometimes, you can see the videos, and just doing it hands-on and being able to know that I’m going to make a difference for our community and serve the people that don’t have what I have is just super cool to see.”

FFA works with the non-profit Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build and distribute the beds.

FFA’s Day of Service projects wrapped up Monday, and state convention business began Tuesday morning.

AUDIO: Genevieve Ganske from Waupun FFA

AUDIO: Amelia Hayden on FFA Day of Service

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