Students learn leadership and more at Texas FFA Day at the State Capitol
Marlin FFA Students attended the 11th Annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol hosted by the Texas FFA Association and the Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas.
The event was held Feb. 25 and 27 in Austin.
Marlin FFA members Emilae Bethke and Alexandria Ponce was two of more than 700 FFA members who participated in the event in order to learn more about the legislative process, specifically addressing agriculture and agricultural education.
Student participants also learned about leadership, civic engagement and empowerment as they toured the capitol, met state legislators and took part in interactive workshops. Marlin FFA Members met with Representative Trent Ashby and Terra Willet, Chief of Staff for Representative Kyle Kacal, who couldn’t be there due to an emergency at his ranch.
Texas FFA has evolved from an organization focusing primarily on production agriculture, to a broader-based organization that addresses the needs and interests of students. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through ongoing enrichment opportunities, as well as local, state, and national competitions.
Today, the Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with more than 137,500 members. The organization continues to help the next generation rise to meet challenges by helping members develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways.
We are still the Future Farmers of America. But we are also the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America.