Augusta High School Student Becomes Virginia FFA President

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For the first time in the school's history, a graduate of Buffalo Gap High School is the new Virginia Future Farmers of America president.

Zach Jacobs is putting off his plans to attend Virginia Tech in the fall so he can travel the state and the country promoting the FFA and agriculture. Jacobs didn't grow up on a farm, but raised steers, lambs and hogs using various barns to house the animals. He says what he's learned from his six years in the FFA is invaluable.

"It's taught me how to be a leader. It's taught me how to public speak. It's taught me parliamentary procedure, which is how to run a business meeting. All of these things tie into career readiness and getting me ready for my job as an officer as well as getting me ready for the real world,” Jacobs said.

Jacobs says he hopes to see the FFA grow even bigger during his time as president.

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