Members of the Mt. Pleasant High School FFA spent the day on Tuesday in Des Moines at the Legislative Symposium. Seven members, as well as the instructor Mr. Martin, had the chance to ask questions to their state senator and representatives.
More than 700 high school students from 118 schools visited the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines on January 30th. Here, they visited with legislators, exhibited skills that they have learned in the agriculture classroom, and learned the importance of citizenship. This was all part of the 39th Annual Iowa FFA Legislative Symposium and FFA Day at the Capitol.
During the morning, FFA members gathered at the Downtown Embassy Suites and enjoyed a brief message from Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, who then presented the FFA Week Proclamation. The proclamation officially declares February 17-24 FFA Week in Iowa.
The morning program provided opportunities for FFA members to hear from Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, about the importance of agriculture in Iowa and abroad. Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President, Brent Johnson, then delivered a message about the importance young agriculturalists can play in the agriculture industry.