NFPA, IFPS and the Future Farmers of America Conference

NFPA and IFPS shared an exhibit booth at the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Conference in Louisville, KY, October 27-30. The National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Louisville was packed with 60,000 “Future Farmers” in their blue corduroy jackets and I enjoyed seeing all of the excitement. These high school students are intelligent, creative and determined to be good leaders. Many of the students that visited our booth knew about hydraulics through working on the farm equipment at their parents’ farms. But they all enjoyed trying out the hydraulic robotic arm we had at the table. We promoted the NFPA Student Career Connections program, International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) certifications, as well as sending fluid power curriculum to teachers who were interested.

All in all, it was an amazing event with a lot of good connections being made. And I even purchased a pair of cowboy boots!

If you would like more information, please contact Lynn Beyer at lbeyer@nfpa.com or 414-778-3364.

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