Davis High’s FFA chapter is past its heyday but is making an impressive recovery after suffering from the ordeals of yester-years. Membership is already up 10% from 2020 with a steadily growing base of membership.
The National FFA Organization (formerly the Future Farmers of America) is a youth led organization centered around agriculture and the principles of preserving real-world skills. The FFA is both inter and extracurricular, requiring enrollment in one of the many agricultural (ag) classes offered here at Davis High.
Such classes, including Greenhouse Management and Animal Science to name a few, are under the instruction of Mr. Spaulding in room 1416. Mr. Spaulding is very passionate about the FFA and fulfils the role of advisor within the chapter. “The FFA provides many opportunities for personal growth” Mr. Spaulding says. “Agriculture is for everyone, and so is the FFA.”
The youth club offers many positive influences in the lives of students and offers numerous opportunities for both finding a career or advancing your education after high school, offering up over 2.5 million dollars for scholarships annually. Speaking from personal experience, many of the good friends I’ve made were through the chapter, and I only have positive things to say about my time spent with the chapter.
Cole Walker, Chapter Treasurer and up-and-coming Chapter President, says “(FFA is) not only a club I can be included in but it also means lots of leadership and learning opportunities” Cole specializes in horse and livestock judging, and will be competing in such events in the upcoming state competitions.
The FFA has something for everyone, whether you’re interested in raising livestock, arranging flowers, racing horses, or agricultural mechanics, you’re welcome to come and check out the Davis High FFA.