New learning opportunity for FFA chapters at 2022 Fair
August 4, 2022
Spencer, Iowa — FFA chapters from Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska will have the opportunity to participate in a day of leadership opportunities and a college fair at the first-ever FFA Day on Tuesday, September 13 at the 2022 Clay County Fair powered by SMU.
Sponsored by Summit Carbon Solutions, FFA Day will feature three specific activities, all free (including gate admission) for the FFA chapter members and their advisors:
- 9:00am-1:00pm – College Fair (Central Park) FFA members can talk to representatives from Morningside University, Dordt University, Buena Vista University, Northwestern College, Iowa State University, South Dakota State University, Northwest Iowa Community College, and Iowa Lakes Community College.
- 11:00am – “Lessons Learned from Livestock” keynote speech by former National FFA Officer Jason Wetzler (EuroCast Ballroom)
- 1:30pm – “The Power of Questions” leadership workshop by Wetzler (EuroCast Ballroom)
“One of the cornerstones of the Fair is ag education,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons, “and this event will provide several educational opportunities for the next generation of ag leaders in our communities. I couldn’t be more excited to host this event at the Fair for the first time.”
Although the event is free (and includes free admission to the Fair), preregistration is required. To preregister, contact Jason Brockshus at firstname.lastname@example.org or (712) 580-3000, ext. 217.
About Jason Wetzler Jason grew up on a 14-acre farm in the middle of Portland, OR. He was the only “farm kid” in a high school of over 2500 students and attributes the lessons he’s learned in life to his agricultural upbringing. He’s spoken to over 500,000 people in 45 states and three countries. Jason is passionate about asking big questions and with everything he does has one goal: to make the life of other people better.
About the Sponsor (Summit Carbon Solutions) “Summit Carbon Solutions is pleased to sponsor FFA Day at this year’s Clay County Fair, providing FFA members free access to a number of programs and activities,” Tony Holder, Manager of Agriculture & Stakeholder Relations. “We are committed to supporting community organizations and charitable causes that open new opportunities in agriculture and this sponsorship is a reflection of that long-standing effort.”
About The Clay County Fair & Events Center Rooted in Tradition, the Clay County Fair and Events Center is a year-round facility that annually hosts more than 300 events, including its signature event, the Clay County Fair powered by SMU. Known as “The World’s Greatest County Fair” since 1917, the Clay County Fair attracts more than 300,000 guests each September for nine-days of world-class entertainment, competition, food, fun, and the largest farm machinery show at any fair in the United States. Additional information can be found at claycountyfair.com.