The Lake Travis FFA Chapter attended the sixth annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day February 23 at the Capitol. The event was hosted by the Texas FFA Association and the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas.
Lake Travis was one of approximately 50 chapters that comprised more than 850 FFA members and advisors across Texas who participated in the event. Participants learned about the legislative process, specifically addressing agriculture and agricultural education through workshops and presentations conducted by key public leaders in Texas.
Resolutions regarding the Texas FFA were read in the Texas House of Representatives and Senate. Lake Travis FFA members were also able to have a one-on-one discussion with Deputy Secretary of State Coby Shorter III.
"FFA Day at the Capitol is a great way for state leaders to see the true impact of agricultural education and the FFA," said Kelly White, one of two FFA advisors at Lake Travis High School. "It also affords FFA members the opportunity to see first-hand the legislative process, and how they can affect change in our own community."
The Texas FFA is one of the nation’s largest state FFA associations with more than 119,000 members comprising more than 1,000 FFA chapters. For more information about the Texas FFA Association, visit www.texasffa.org.
In Texas, there are an estimated 1,900 agricultural science and technology teachers impacting approximately 160,000 students enrolled in agricultural education classes at the secondary Level. Kelly White and Perry White are co-advisors of the Lake Travis FFA program. To learn more about the Lake Travis High School FFA program, visit its website.