During the past two weeks, 75 FFA members visited Portugal and Spain for a 12-day educational and cultural experience.
Members participated in the 2020 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO) as an annual, international opportunity through the National FFA Organization. The seminar allows FFA members to experience a foreign culture, learn about international agriculture and become more knowledgeable regarding the global marketplace.
Seventy-five past and present state FFA officers representing 23 states left the United States on Jan. 4 The group traveled throughout Spain and Portugal while surveying the agricultural landscape. While in Spain, the group toured a variety of cities- from Madrid to Toledo to Seville. Students visited a beef cattle farm as well as Costa Tropical- the most prominent co-op in Spain. They then spent time in Almeria, which is known as “Europe’s Vegetable Garden.” They also visited the main olive oil cooperative in Spain.
In Portugal, students visited the Amorim Cork factory – as Portugal has become one of the worlds’ top cork producers.… Continue readingRead More »