WASHINGTON – The Senate passed a bipartisan resolution Thursday introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of over 40 additional Senators, to mark February 16-23, 2019 as National FFA Week. In addition to designating National FFA Week, the resolution recognizes the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing young leaders and providing educational and career opportunities to students, and celebrates 50 years of female membership in the National FFA Organization.
“With more than 11,000 FFA members in Indiana, it’s important to Hoosiers that we recognize the significant work the FFA does preparing our students to become leaders in the agriculture field and in their communities. This is a mission we should all support, and I’m glad that my Senate colleagues agree,” said Senator Young.
“The Delaware FFA and the National FFA Organization play an important role in strengthening our communities and preparing the next generation of leaders to meet agricultural challenges, and I’m proud to join them in celebrating National FFA Week by passing this bipartisan resolution,” said Senator Coons.
“National FFA Week is an incredible nationwide celebration of students rising up to meet the demands of tomorrow,” said Mark Poeschl, Chief Executive Officer of the National FFA Organization and Foundation. “Our members are the future of agriculture, science, business and much more. They’re innovators and leaders in their communities, and it’s an honor to celebrate their accomplishments and future plans.”
SOURCE: News release from the Office of U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Indiana)