National FFA President celebrates FFA Week in Wisconsin

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 --- 10:30 p.m.

Mount Horeb, Wis. ---- It's National FFA Week. It's a tradition that dates back to 1974. While there's a number of events planned throughout the state, this year Wisconsin is luck to have the National FFA President here to celebrate.

Taylor McNeel is junior at Southern Arkansas University. She's studying agricultural business. On Tuesday, she spent the afternoon with about 120 Ag. students from Bellville and Mount Horeb. Her conversations went far past just the topic of agriculture.

"FFA focuses on developing students potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success," said McNeel. "So we look at students coming into an agricultural education class regardless of their background in agriculture. [We] really want to develop them to have a successful, fulfilling life. Hopefully they go into a career in agriculture, but if not, at least they'll have the life skills to be able to have that awesome life."

In addition to talking with students, McNeel will continue to tour the state, promoting the Ag. industry and the importance of leadership and other career building skills.