South Dakota FFA shines at annual Day with the Twins
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The sun shone on almost 800 FFA members, family and friends at Target Field on July 21st for FFA Day with the Minnesota Twins. This was not just any Twins game to the over 50 South Dakota FFA members in attendance. Students from Webster and Centerville had the opportunity to walk on the field pregame in a parade as the Minnesota Twins took on the Cleveland Indians. The FFA Day with the Twins is a celebration of the legacy of FFA and agricultural education in which a portion of ticket sales are donated to the South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin FFA organizations. The talents within FFA members were showcased when FFA members sang the National Anthem on the field; FFA members in attendance walked the field pre-game; and FFA members showed their professionalism throughout the baseball game by doing their job as fans, and cheering on the Minnesota Twins.
Prior to the game, FFA fans gathered in the hospitality area for a meet and greet to meet other FFA members and received free Twins gear and tell people who know nothing about the FFA organization what it stand for and why FFA is committed to developing the leaders of tomorrow. SD State Sentinel, Shala Larson of Webster said of the event, FFA day with the Twins was an amazing opportunity to promote not only FFA but agriculture as well to those who were in attendance.
FFA thanks the following sponsors for making this event a reality: CHS Foundation, Land O’Lakes, Inc., and Northland Ford. Larson says This event is not only enjoyable but also educational! It was a privilege to meet state officers and members from other states, interact and learn about their backgrounds.
FFA is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members preparing for leadership careers in the science, business and technology in agriculture. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit http://www.sdffafoundation.org for more information.