Sullivan County FFA holds annual banquet

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SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Sullivan County FFA members were awarded today during the group’s annual banquet ceremony.

The banquet was delayed because of the pandemic.

The Sullivan County FFA is ranked among the top ten in the state and is in the top five percent of groups in the nation.

Sullivan County senior Cara Gofourth says FFA has brought her numerous skills that she’ll use after graduation like public speaking, interviewing and ag education.

“FFA raises leaders and in this time, this period, of what the world’s going through, we need somebody to step up and take charge and be able to be responsible and accountable for their actions,” Gofourth said.

“We want these students and many of our seniors are already doing, getting degrees in agriculture and going out to feed the world, we’re going to have 9.7 billion people with us here in the next 30 years and we need to have professionals who are here to meet those challenges and that’s what we want from our students, FFA advisor Kevin Cross said.

Cross says while the future of this school year is still unknown, he looks forward to pursuing the FFA program with new students.

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