Maine FFA students participate in State House ag day

Maine FFA (formerly known as “Future Farmers of America”) student State Officers participated in Maine Agriculture Day at the State House earlier this month.

Participants included President Whitnie Bradbury, Vice President Carly Grass, Secretary-Treasurer Jordan Canney, Reporter-Sentinel Tyler Raymond and their State FFA Advisor, Doug Robertson, of the Maine DOE.

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Maine FFA Students with Governor Paul LePage

State Officers staffed a display booth in the Maine State House Hall of Flags that depicted opportunities available to Maine secondary and middle school FFA members enrolled in courses related to agriculture and natural resources.

As one of the country’s largest student leadership organizations, FFA provides its members with trainings, awards, scholarships and travel.  In addition to telling display visitors, including legislators, more about Maine FFA, State Officers were presented to both houses of the Maine Legislature, attended the annual luncheon at the Grange and spoke on Maine FFA to the Education Committee.

Also in attendance at Maine Agriculture Day were individual student member representatives from two local FFA chapters, Easton FFA and Fort Fairfield FFA. Those students likewise visited the Maine Legislature as well as the new District Court in Augusta.  Students participating in Maine Agriculture Day left with a better understanding of both the Maine Legislature as well as their fellow agriculture and natural resources organizations.