Virtual FFA club opens in Wabash County

Originally published in The Paper of Wabash – February 18, 2020

With today’s technology, many things are readily available online.

One can shop, play games, visit with family members far away and more.

As of last fall, students at the Indiana Digital Learning School can belong to a virtual FFA chapter based in Wabash County. 

The chapter, it is believed, is the second virtual FFA chapter in the nation.

The Indiana Digital Learning School is a fully accredited, public K-12 school in Indiana. Now in its third year, the 2019-20 school year is the first it has offered ag education.

“Part of ag education is FFA in most traditional schools,” ag instructor Amber Lewis told The Paper of Wabash County in an interview at her office in the Bowman Agri Corporation facility in rural LaFontaine. “When I was approached with teaching the ag classes, they also approached me about starting FFA for our students.

“Our students are all throughout Indiana, all 92 counties, and they attend all of their classes virtually online.”

The FFA is the premier youth organization preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

To learn more about Indiana Digital Learning School, visit https://indls.k12.com/

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