Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the FFA.



Knollman, Ruppel




     , read first time and referred to Committee on








Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the FFA.

    Whereas, The FFA is the student organization component of Indiana's total agricultural education program;

    Whereas, As an intra curricular activity, FFA empowers students to apply the knowledge and competencies gained from classroom laboratory instruction and supervised agricultural experiences;

    Whereas, The Indiana FFA and agricultural education provide a strong foundation for the youth of Indiana and the future of the food, fiber, and natural resource systems for Hoosiers statewide;

    Whereas, The Indiana FFA nurtures the next generation of Hoosier agriculturists who will be involved in the leadership of every facet of our food and fiber system, including food safety, research and development, environmental protection, sales and marketing, food production, food processing, international trade, and education;

    Whereas, The Indiana FFA promotes premier leadership, personal growth, and career success among its members and assists students in discovering the power they possess

through the Youth Agriculture Exchange Brazil Experience, the State Agri-Entrepreneurship Awards Program, conferences and workshops, agriculture career development events, chapter retreats, district officer program, leadership career development events, Project: IMPACT, and the state FFA convention;

    Whereas, The FFA motto, “Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve” gives purpose to students who take an active role in succeeding in agricultural education; and

    Whereas, The Indiana FFA promotes citizenship, volunteerism, patriotism, and cooperation among its 9,500 active Hoosier members from 185 chapters who join 463,423 national FFA members in the United States: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly acknowledges the important work done by the Indiana FFA in furthering the development of our youth into exceptional citizens of our state.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the Indiana FFA.