S.D. FFA reporter travels to Argentina

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS – 2012-2013 South Dakota FFA Reporter Kelli Garry traveled to Argentina as part of the National FFA Organization’s International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO) on Jan. 4-12.

ILSSO presents State FFA officers with an opportunity to travel to another country, experience the culture, tour some of the country’s landmarks, and largely, to discover the agriculture industries of that country.

While in Argentina, Garry visited crop and livestock farms, an agricultural machinery operation, a grain elevator, a dairy farm, a soybean processing facility, a grain marketing organization, a cattle market, and Iguazœ Falls. Garry spent time in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city, and Rosario, its second largest city. She also experienced a cruise of the Parana River and visited Bosch Palace, residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina.

Garry is currently a freshman at South Dakota State University majoring in agricultural education, communication and leadership. Her parents are Steve and Patty Garry of Lake Preston, S.D.