[r24] Rep. McClain honors agricultural teacher and student (4/2/2010)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Start Date: 4/2/2010 All Day
End Date: 4/2/2010

Rep. Rich McClain (R-Logansport) and his House colleagues honored Travis Martin and Gregory Curlin Monday on their recent elections. Martin, from Carroll County, was elected as the new Indiana President of FFA. Curlin was elected as President of the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

"I had the pleasure of meeting Travis Martin yesterday, and what a fine individual," said Rep. McClain. "He represents everything good about FFA and I have full confidence that he will not only do a great job as the new president, but also a great job representing our community."

Joining Martin on the 2009-2010 state officer team are State Secretary Blaire Boyer of the Tipton FFA, Northern Region VP Emmy Kratz of Prairie Heights, South Region VP Joe Rust of the Seymour FFA, State Treasurer Daniel Bechman of the Franklin FFA, State Reporter Heidi Melton of the Shenandoah FFA and State Sentinel Kyle Malcolm of the Eastside FFA.

Curlin and members of his family joined him on the House floor during the resolution ceremony.

In the 18 years Curlin has taught agricultural science and business at Switzerland County High School, he has received multiple awards for his excellence in teaching.

"Curlin is one of those teachers that you know loves what he does for a living-someone who is passionate about working with students and teaching them about agriculture," said Rep. McClain. "His great and numerous accomplishments of his many students testified to the tremendous positive impact he has made on his students in his community."

Curlin lives and operates a small family farm in Vevay, Ind.