SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig was in Sioux City Wednesday night encouraging Iowa’s next generation of farmers.
His visit coincided with the Sioux City School District’s recognition of the district’s first FFA chapter. As part of the program, students received their official Future Farmers of America jacket, and Secretary Naig handed them out.
As part of the FFA, the students will work to help ensure Iowa’s agricultural future.
“Well, I hope to get a lot of leadership experience, speaking experience and then hopefully I want to go into business. So in some way, I could go into Ag business in the future,” said Jonah Snieder, the president of the Sioux City FFA Chapter.
The FFA program is offered to high school students through the Sioux City Career Academy.