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Wisconsin students can enroll in virtual FFA chapter

It’s getting easier for Wisconsin students to participate in FFA programs.

Jescey Thompson is the new Wisconsin FFA State President.  He tells Brownfield some students have already benefited from the state’s open enrollment opportunities, where students can transfer to other districts without a tuition cost.  Thompson says he knows of one student in eastern Wisconsin that made the most of open enrollment with FFA. “She grew up on a farm, but there was just not an opportunity for her to join FFA in her original school, so she was able to open enroll to a school and take advantage of the opportunities.”

Thompson says Wisconsin now has a new way for students to get involved in FFA as the state’s first virtual chapter charter was awarded last week to Destinations Career Academy. “What an exciting thing to award at convention, I tell you. That was so exciting to see as that advisor and a couple of new students crossed that stage and received the charter. It’s exciting to see what opportunities we can offer now that we have our first virtual chapter.”

New charters were also awarded to La Crosse and Milwaukee schools at the FFA State Convention.

Kristy Meyer with the National FFA Organization tells Brownfield there are now twenty virtual FFA chapters nationwide. There are two in Alaska, North Carolina, Ohio, and Illinois, and one each in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

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