FFA leader honored

Congratulations to Bill Jimmerson, who on Tuesday was one of 12 FFA and 4-H leaders and students from across the country honored by the White House as “Champions of Change.”

Jimmerson, who is retired, spent 32 years as an ag education teacher and FFA advisor in Montana. Here’s part of what the White House news release said about Jimmerson:

“During his years as Montana State FFA Advisor, he created the Montana FFA American Indian Program to provide Native American students with opportunities to become involved in FFA and share their culture with others in the organization. He is passionate about providing leadership opportunities to the next generation of citizens.”

I visited with Jimmerson on the phone several times when he served as Montana FFA State Advisor. He was indeed enthusiastic about FFA and its mission.

FFA (once known as Future Farmers of America) is thriving both nationally and in the Upper Midwest.

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