In 1927 the Future Farmers of Virginia started its first chapter in Weyers Cave. A year later it became the Future Farmers of America, or the FFA. Today it stretches to all 50 states and then some.
Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave hosted the 85th anniversary Tuesday. Members honored FFA legends and talked about future opportunities for farming.
Collegiate FFA member and sophomore at BRCC Brianna Cave says farming goes well beyond cows and corn.
"I have a friend in California that lives on a dolphin farm. They raise dolphins. And then there's horticulture, biotechnology. There's so many other aspects of agriculture and of the FFA," Cave said. "Myself, I'm in veterinary medicine. I'm in the veterinary technology program here, so I don't fully farm. My family is not a farm family, but I've found a love for agriculture through the FFA."
The FFA also presented a marker design celebrating 85 years of the FFA. The marker will go in the Weyers Cave Community Center.