[r44] Rep. Baird: Future Farmers a necessity to Hoosier economy (2/19/2013)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Start Date: 2/19/2013 All Day
End Date: 2/19/2013

STATEHOUSE – On Monday, State Representative Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) addressed the Indiana House to recognize national Future Farmers of America (FFA) week which began on Saturday. 

“Indiana has a long, storied history in providing a bountiful harvest from the heartland, and the FFA is dedicated to furthering the tradition. Future generations of farmers face the demands of a growing population, and this organization prepares them to rise up and meet those challenges by instructing and developing its members for different career paths,” said Rep. Baird.

With nearly 560,000 members throughout the country, the FFA seeks to raise awareness of agriculture through its members – especially highlighted on FFA week through events and activities. Having members in grades 7-12 that belong to one of 7,498 local chapters, the FFA trains individuals in leadership and personal growth through agricultural education.

Recently, two Putnam County residents were elected to leadership positions in the FFA, State President Cameron Mann and State Secretary Katherine Spencer. The two leaders were elected to these honored positions by demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities in the agriculture industry.

“It’s encouraging to see these two young adults being leaders in our community, and I am eager to see the impact they make moving forward,” said Rep. Baird. “I appreciate FFA’s focus on training the next generation in agriculture. Through FFA’s incredible mission, young adults have a chance to learn important agricultural skills that could lead to many future opportunities and careers boosting the Hoosier economy.”

Visit www.ffa.org for more information about the FFA.

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