HOYT, Kan. — FFA members have the opportunity to put their skills to work through their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). Two Royal Valley FFA members spoke with Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Farm Director Sara Miles about their SAE, which truly showcase skills that will become valuable in their future.

Eryn Daugherty, a senior with the Royal Valley FFA Chapter, is continuing a program at their school called “Growing Third Grade.” Daugherty is able to come into a third grade classroom to help educate them about where their food comes from. In the past, the students have been able to grow their own produce, including lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

“I’ve had kids come back every year saying that they still have their plants alive or their plants are still growing and that they love it. It’s a really cool opportunity for them to get to experience [growing plants].”

Use the player below to hear the full feature with Daugherty.

Another Royal Valley FFA member and senior, Emily Albright, started her Beef Production SAE with plans to bring the skills she is learning now into her future career.

“With doing this project, I have decided that my end goal is to end back at the farm some day.”

Alright also adds that she has also learned more about responsibility and accounting while in FFA.

Also as part of her FFA experience, Albright has been elected as a District Officer where she gets to use different skills off of the farm that will help her in a career someday.

Use the player below to hear the full feature with Albright.

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