June 15, 2012

 
EXECUTIVE BOARD

 Veterinary outreach to Future Farmers renewed

Posted on May 30, 2012
The AVMA has renewed its outreach program with the National FFA Organization, or Future Farmers of America, that encourages students from rural communities to consider careers in veterinary medicine.

Since 2008, the AVMA has supported the National FFA through annually sponsoring the Veterinary Medicine Proficiency Award, exhibiting at the association’s national convention, and educating students and teachers about career opportunities in veterinary medicine.

Funding for the AVMA’s outreach to the National FFA was set to expire in 2012. And, given that the program has introduced thousands of FFA members to veterinary medicine, the AVMA Executive Board approved a recommendation from the Office of the Executive Vice President to allocate $55,000 in 2013 and again in 2014 to maintain the program.