STATEHOUSE — State Representative Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and fellow state representatives welcomed a group of House pages on Thursday as part of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Page Day. Rep. Davisson was joined by Konnor Wallace, Lakin Gilbert and Catherine Cardwell from West Washington High School.
“I had such a great time talking with Konnor, Lakin and Catherine about their experience with FFA,” said Rep. Davisson. “FFA is a great organization. By focusing on agricultural and innovative learning, these students are in a position to propel as leaders in our state, and I am very proud of their work.”
According to the organization’s website, FFA was founded more than 80 years ago to educate young people about the business, science and art of farming. Over time, the organization has risen to the challenge of feeding a growing population, and expanded its mission to encompass related fields, including biology, chemistry, veterinary medicine, engineering and entrepreneurship. Today, there are nearly 580,000 FFA members in 7,570 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Indiana chapter, in particular, has 9,600 members.
“FFA has a reputation of continued excellence all across the state, and I am glad we could recognize the dedication of these students today at the Statehouse,” said Rep. Davisson.