D-NH launches brand new FFA program

The brand new T-55 FFA chapter is made up of students from D-NH and G-R. The program officially kicked off at the beginning of the school year, and is already gaining traction with students. Now, the group is hoping to get the community involved in their program. (Courtesy photo)

The newly launched FFA chapter at Dike-New Hartford is quickly taking off, providing students with opportunities for leadership, service and growth.

This school year marks the first time that D-NH will have an FFA program at their own school. In previous years, D-NH has shared a program with Grundy Center, and students traveled to Grundy Center for classes. This year, the school is sharing with Gladbrook-Reinbeck, and classes are held at both schools on alternate months.

The new chapter is called the T-55 FFA group, and as a brand new chapter, they’re looking for community members and local organizations to join them as supporters and “Friends of the T-55 FFA.”

On November 5th, the Friends of the T-55 FFA will be holding an informative meeting about how the community can join and support the students in the program at these two high schools. The meeting will be held in the D-NH high school library starting at 7 p.m. Friends, family members and the community are invited and encouraged to attend, and find out how they can help support the new FFA chapter.

Hunter Hamilton, shared Ag teacher and FFA advisor at D-NH and G-R, says he’s extremely excited to be leading this new program at the school.

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