The State FFA has a new advisor who is embracing all the possibilities for students as agriculture evolves. He says new areas like biotechnology and even new methods of storage and transportation are focusing more on what happens after the crops are harvested. He says the changing nature of agriculture leads FFA to change too. He says he has a few new programs he’ll introduce to teachers in the coming years.
Busdiecker taught high school ag for 28 years, mostly in Warrenton, but spent some time at Francis Howel too. He says he started working with FFA after he retired because he wanted to stay active in ag education. He worked with the organization for five years before moving up to the head position this summer.
Busdiecker says about 26 thousand students will be involved in ag programs this year.