Mandan News

Farm Credit Services provides FFA student handbooks

This year acknowledges the 36th year that the three independent Farm Credit Services associations in North Dakota have donated FFA Handbooks to agricultural students in area schools. Farm Credit Services of Mandan will be providing nearly 600 FFA Handbooks to 22 area schools.

This year, approximately 80 high school agriculture education programs in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota will receive over 2,600 of the student handbooks for the start of the 2012/2013 school year donated by the Farm Credit Services Associations in North Dakota.

Over the past three and a half decades more than 63,000 of the books have been presented to FFA-first year “greenhands” to be used throughout the four-year FFA program.

The official Student Handbook of the National FFA Organization was originally developed in 1977 and since revised through grants from the Farm Credit system.