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Hillsboro High students attend FFA Farm Forum
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Members of the Hillsboro FFA chapter attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureaus FFA Farm Forum Feb. 19-20 in Wisconsin Rapids. They included (from left): Zachary OHair and Cameron Haas. - photo by Contributed/Lynn Siekmann

Hillsboro FFA members were among the nearly 200 high school students who attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s FFA Farm Forum in Wisconsin Rapids Feb. 19-20.

“The Wisconsin Farm Bureau is proud to host this annual event with the FFA to help grow the next crop of agricultural leaders in Wisconsin,” said Jim Holte, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President.

During the two-day event at Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids, FFA members attended workshops that covered topics including post-high school agricultural opportunities, social media, agriculture advocacy and leadership.

Joining Holte as keynote speakers at the event were Jonathan Eckelberg, digital content specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and Ethan Giebel, director of education at Cooperative Network.

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation sponsors the FFA Farm Forum in cooperation with the Wisconsin Association of FFA. This year’s FFA Farm Forum marks the 44th year the Farm Bureau family of affiliates has sponsored the event for Wisconsin youth.

For more information about the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, check out its website at