FFA http://wfpl.org en U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Tells Louisville Agriculture Crowd To Think Forward http://wfpl.org/post/us-education-secretary-arne-duncan-tells-louisville-agriculture-crowd-think-forward <p>U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says agriculture education is about the jobs of the future and not a backwards looking curriculum to preserve the past.</p><p>Over 50,000 students from the National&nbsp;FFA&nbsp;Organization—formerly Future Farmers of America—chapters around the country have been in Louisville this week for the annual conference taking place at the Kentucky Exposition Center.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:27:15 +0000 Devin Katayama 7405 at http://wfpl.org U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Tells Louisville Agriculture Crowd To Think Forward National FFA Convention Returning to Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/national-ffa-convention-returning-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National FAA Convention is returning to Louisville for &nbsp;three straight years after an eight year absence&mdash;and it&#39;s expected to bring with it huge economical and community benefits, Mayor Greg Fischer said.</span></p><p>&ldquo;When it comes to groups we love to have in our city, the FFA is at the top of the list,&rdquo; Fischer said. &ldquo;Not only do they bring numbers, but they bring a tremendous excitement and enthusiasm.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 7067 at http://wfpl.org National FFA Convention Returning to Louisville