It's been a while here, but I hope your world has been spinning along this spring. We have had more than normal snow and sprinkled in some 80 degree days... hard to get used to one temperature before it changes.
Today my FFA members worked to set up the Altoona Community Garden -- a community committee undertook this project and wanted me to participate. Instead of me, I nominated one of my senior members to be on the committee and represent the FFA. She did an excellent job, helped create plans for the community garden, secure supplies, found help from fellow FFA members and helped make the FFA an integral part of the event. I was lucky enough to be able to drive the truck today and help where needed. Made me feel good about their accomplishments and the role Agriculture Education played in preparing them for it.
Speaking of trucks -- the Toyota truck arrived yesterday, just in time to be put to work for our community garden. BIg thanks to NAAE, Toyota, and National FFA Foundation for making this award possible. What a great thing for agriculture education -- more people have stopped me in the last 6 months and inquired about Ag Ed than have for the past 15 years. No Joke! It's a great chance to help people see that Ag Ed is a legitimate educational model and is developing phenomenal kids. As evidenced above.
State Convention is in two weeks and a CASE Training in between. Living la vida loca.