Sunday, July 12, 2009

Meeting with Future Ag Leaders at 81st Texas FFA Convention

Over 11,500 high school students gathered in Dallas this past week for the 81st Texas FFA Convention. There was a great deal of excitement as scholarships were awarded and a new president was elected from the new officer team.

Congratulations to Allison Grainger from Brenham High and Area 3, as she leads the 62,000 strong youth organization, which has 980 active chapters across the Lone Star State.

I am thankful for the many Texas businesses that sponsored the event. Jim Prewitt of Landmark Nurseries headed up the outstanding Dallas Host Committee.

It was an honor to address these fine young Texans who represent the best and brightest of our state. Be sure to thank their Ag Science teachers the next time you have a chance. These dedicated men and women work year-round to bring out the best in their students. I sure owe a lot to mine.

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