Michigan FFA Foundation setting eyes on more teacher support

The head of the Michigan FFA Foundation says she wants to support agricultural teachers in more meaningful ways longer-term. 

Alex Schnabelrauch tells Brownfield she’s concerned about how teacher shortages could impact the future of agriscience programs.

“We’re seeing it in our local schools and communities, and we do not want that to happen for agricultural education because those teachers are the linchpin,” she says. “And those folks are introducing these students to careers in agriculture food and natural resources.”

She says she’d like to see expanded teacher resources incorporated into giving programs as Michigan FFA nears its centennial anniversary.

“I think that’s the future and where we see huge potential for the Michigan FFA Foundation, and huge potential to work with people that believe in these students and in these teachers and in the future of agriculture,” she says.

The Michigan FFA Foundation has recently established itself as a nonprofit organization outside of the umbrella of Michigan State University with Schnabelrauch serving as the new executive director.

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