FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison chapter of Future Farmers of America will be holding their annual fundraiser this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Elks Club in Fort Madison.
The evening will begin with a free will donation pork loin dinner at 6 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 7 p.m. to conclude the event. FFA members will be auctioned off for (4) hours of their labor/time with several items very generously donated from local sponsors; such as Cardinals tickets, ISU game day tickets, Rodeo tickets, items made from the Construction Tech and Welding classes, loads of rock and dirt, coolers, baskets, and more.
FFA is so much more than just agriculture. It is about making a positive difference in the lives of students through developing their leadership potential, personal growth, career success, confidence, community service and work ethic. There is a saying that “they might outgrow the jacket, but they’ll never outgrow the experience” and it could not be more true. The experiences that come from being apart of the FFA bring real world skills, lifelong friendships, and next generation leadership to our youth.
Each year the Fort Madison FFA chapter hosts its annual fundraiser in support of the FFA and Agriculture programs. 100% of these proceeds go directly to the local Fort Madison program and aid in the blue jackets, classroom expenses, activities, National and State FFA Conventions, leadership conferences, livestock and plant supplies, and so much more. Through previous funds raised, the FFA and Ag department have created greenhouse space, raised numerous animals and fish, maintain a large aquaponics system, gone on conventions and leadership trips, and participated in contests.