WASHINGTON – The Senate passed a bipartisan resolution yesterday 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.”
View the full text of the resolution here and below.
Title: Designating the week of February 16 through 23, 2019, as ``National FFA Week,'' recognizing the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing young leaders, and celebrating 50 years of female membership in the National FFA Organization.
Whereas Future Farmers of America (FFA) was established in 1928 and is now known as the
National FFA Organization;
Whereas the National FFA Organization is comprised of more than 8,500 chapters in all 50
States, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.;
Whereas more than 650,000 students in secondary schools, community and technical colleges, and universities are members of the National FFA Organization;
Whereas 2019 marks 50 years of female membership in the National FFA Organization;
Whereas the National FFA Organization welcomes students with diverse backgrounds;
Whereas the mission of the National FFA Organization is to develop the potential of students for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education;
Whereas, through classroom education and hands-on work experience, the National FFA Organization prepares students for college and a broad range of careers, including more than 255 careers in agriculture;
Whereas members of the National FFA Organization strengthen their communities through service and by preparing the next generation of leaders to meet agricultural challenges; and
Whereas members of the National FFA Organization will celebrate National FFA Week during the week of February 16 through 23, 2019: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate—