On August 28, 2019, 44 Central A&M FFA members had the privilege of attending the 2019 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. The show is known as one of the nation’s greatest agricultural showcases. While there, members had the opportunity to work with the New Holland company where they interacted with show attendees and assisted with the simulators that New Holland had on display.
Members also had the chance to visit and tour many different exhibits where we learned about a lot of different jobs and areas of the agricultural field to work in. We also got to see all of the farm equipment and the new farm equipment.
It is important for us to attend this because it shows us how many great agricultural opportunities there are out there. The agricultural field doesn’t just have to do with farming and the Farm Progress Show explains what other options the agricultural field offers such as: veterinary medicine, seed salesman, agronomist, working for a large equipment store, natural resources and many others. This is why we enjoy attending the Farm Progress show because it teaches us about many new things and new experiences.
Thank you also to our school district for allowing us to attend this awesome event!