Ambassador Visits Bryan High School

Posted at 4:15 PM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-11 18:43:02-05

"{My classmates} brush it off like, 'oh its just a bunch of farmers, but it's opened the door to a lot of fields for me," Luis Alcaraz, a senior at Bryan High says about FFA.

That is exactly what has garnered the attention of one of the country's top ranking officials. Ambassador Darci Vetter is Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative. She visited the school Monday and students gave presentations about their programs and projects there.

"To see how these students are prepared in everything from public policy to different production techniques, to have really productive careers in agriculture is just really exciting," Vetter said.

It's the comprehensive programs at Bryan that are getting noticed. Sure they have the FFA, the biggest in the state. They also do things like growing seeds indoors, harvesting urban gardens, and visiting career sites around the state that might learn from land focused beginnings.

They also teach animal sciences. Today, students are practicing giving stitches to animals by learning on bananas The students can take many of the classes for college credit, making a fruitful investment in their future.