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FFA is much more than farming

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STRATFORD (WAOW) -- FFA Week kicks off on Sunday with events happening across the country in the coming days.

When you think about the Future Farmers of America, you probably think of farming. But people in the program said there's more to it than that.

"We really want to switch our focus from farming to agriculture in general," said state FFA vice president Alissa Milonczyk. "We still love farming. It's at our core, where we came from. But it includes so much more."

Marketing, sales, technology, math -- the list goes on and on.

"Being consumers, you need to be educated about where your food comes from, the process that it goes through because there's a lot of people that go into getting that food from the farm to your plate," said Milonczyk.

Milonczyk is going to veterinary school now, but she said FFA helped give her the confidence she needed to succeed.

"We have fun, but we still learn," said Milonczyk. "We work together. Leadership, teamwork, communication."

Students involved said the program can help you get ready for the future -- even if you don't want to work on a farm.

If you want to find out more about the national FFA organization, you can click on this link.

To find out more about Wisconsin's FFA and find a list of events happening around your area, you can click on this link.

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