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F.F.A. Prospers by Expanding Its Scope – NYTimes.com

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INDIANAPOLIS — Gamaliel Rizzo grew up in a brownstone apartment in Brooklyn and is studying to become a doctor. Still, he spent his high school years learning how to raise chinchillas, goats and alpaca and growing radishes, sunflowers and cilantro. He even worked on a dairy farm in the summer, all as a member of the Future Farmers of America.

Although the nation has shifted ever further from its agrarian roots, the organization is thriving. Begun 83 years ago and now known simply as the F.F.A., it is the largest vocational student group in the country, with more than half a million members and still growing.

via F.F.A. Prospers by Expanding Its Scope – NYTimes.com.

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Written by edparnell

November 13, 2011 at 6:05 pm

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