Maine FFA students discover Agricultural Trades Show

Maine FFA State Officers at Maine Farm Bureau Display Left to right:  Representative Anthony J. Edgecomb, Maine House District 148 (Fort Fairfield), Carly Grass, Maine FFA Vice President, Tyler Raymond, Maine FFA Reporter-Sentinel, Jordan Canney, Maine FFA Secretary-Treasurer, Whitnie Bradbury, Maine FFA President, Senator Peter Edgecomb, Maine Senate District 1 (Caribou).
Maine FFA State Officers at Maine Farm Bureau Display
Left to right: Representative Anthony J. Edgecomb, Maine House District 148 (Fort Fairfield), Carly Grass, Maine FFA Vice President, Tyler Raymond, Maine FFA Reporter-Sentinel, Jordan Canney, Maine FFA Secretary-Treasurer, Whitnie Bradbury, Maine FFA President, Senator Peter Edgecomb, Maine Senate District 1 (Caribou)

Student leaders from the Maine FFA Association (formerly known as “Future Farmers of America”) traveled to the 74th annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center last week to visit with representatives of organizations and companies involved in agriculture and natural resources and to update them on the status of Maine FFA, which currently has more than 500 members in 16 chapters across the state.

Maine FFA State Officers with Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb
Maine FFA State Officers with Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb

FFA members are enrolled in middle and high school programs related to agriculture and natural resources and through FFA gain leadership training, travel and recognition for their accomplishments.  At the trades show, the current Maine FFA State Officers also attended a luncheon hosted by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Walt Whitcomb as well as the reception for the Agriculture Committee of the Maine Legislature, sponsored by the Maine Potato Board.

For more information on Maine’s agriculture and natural resources education, please contact the Department’s FFA Advisor Doug Robertson at doug.robertson@maine.gov or 624-6744.