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Funds provide FFA dues for ag students


The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has announced that Future Farmers of America (FFA) dues for every student taking agriculture education classes across the state will be covered starting this fall. The $550,000 appropriation is spearheaded by State Senator Doris Turner. FFA is a national organization for young adults interested in leadership and agriculture. It has been a priority of the Pritzker administration to make farming and agriculture more accessible, and these dollars help to diversify the make-up of the FFA organization.

The elimination of dues makes Illinois a FFA aff...

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