Lake Travis FFA gets visit from Texas FFA state officers

Texas FFA President Jason Edmondson of Burnet, First Vice President Bryce Boyd of Hamilton, and Alex Garcia of San Benito visited the Lake Travis FFA chapter on December 8, providing a unique learning experience for students..

The Texas FFA President and First Vice President comprise the Texas FFA Travel Team.  The duo will visit more than 400 schools and travel more than 60,000 miles in the Texas FFA Ford truck this year. The travel team averages 15 school visits  per week. While visiting the Lake Travis chapter, they delivered a presentation to 85 high school students.

The Texas FFA officers serve more than 103,000 Texas FFA members in more than 1,045 local agricultural science programs.

The state officers will conclude their year at the 87th Texas FFA Convention where an expected 12,000 members and guests will be in attendance.The Texas FFA has evolved from an organization focusing primarily on production agriculture into a broader-based encompassing organization that addresses the needs and interests of students in urban and suburban schools in addition to the rural communities from which FFA arose in 1929. The organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Additionally, the state officers presented LTHS principal Kim Brents and associate principal Karen Reich with an Honorary Lone Star Degree. The Honorary Degree is presented to those individuals who are helping to advance agricultural education and the FFA and who have rendered outstanding service. This degree is the highest honor given at the state level by the Texas FFA Association.

Kelly White and Perry White are co-sponsors of the Lake Travis FFA program.