Thursday, March 4, 2010

FFA Day at the Capitol

Last Thursday was the first-ever FFA Day at the Texas Capitol. Around 500 of the best and brightest Texas FFA students spent the day interacting with lawmakers and learning how the government works on their behalf. They also learned more about how they can become part of the law-making process.

Texas FFA is the largest state association in the national FFA organization. The Texas Association represents one-seventh of the national FFA members.

I am so proud that FFA is giving students from both rural and urban backgrounds opportunities to learn about the diverse choices they have today to be a part of Texas agriculture. From large animal veterinarians and biology researchers to marketing specialists and economic experts, today’s agriculture career opportunities are much broader than they were a generation ago. Texas agriculture will continue to be a big part of our state’s economy, and I’m glad FFA is preparing Texas’ brightest leaders.

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