According to a recent survey of Iowa FFA members, 66 percent of students indicated they plan to farm after completing their education with 92 percent of those students interested in raising livestock or a combination of livestock with crops.
The survey was conducted by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) at the recent FFA state convention. Over 230 students completed the survey.
Current Iowa Farm Bureau intern and past FFA state officer, Peyton Schmitt says raising livestock is a realistic way to get involved with FFA.
“Not everyone has access to large plots of land for growing crops but we are seeing more farmers that support FFA help provide livestock opportunities for students,” said Schmitt.
Nearly 90 percent of survey participants indicated that they currently live or work on a farm that raises livestock. You can find more survey results by clicking here.