The Wallace FFA Chapter has taken a big part of our high school, with over 60 members! Our chapter focuses on member involvement and community service projects. Our chapter has been doing an extraordinary job competing in Leadership Development Events (LDE) and Career Development Events (CDE). For the past 4 years we have taken more then 20 members to compete at the Nebraska State FFA Competitions. At the district level we have won numerous championships and last year we had a record number of 6 State degree Awards for our chapter.
Out chapter focuses on our community and school with our annual "Keep Wallace Beautiful" trash pickup including the involvement of our entire school. We also do an annual petting zoo for the elementary where we bring animals from our homes to the school. This year we added a new FFA event called "Feed The Farmer" and we were able to make over 100 goodie bags for our local farmers. Community service is a big part of FFA and we are proud to take part in the community of Wallace.
I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds - achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.
I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.
I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.
I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so--for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me.
I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.