COLUMBUS—State Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville), today joined the Ohio FFA for their annual luncheon at the Ohio Statehouse, where he applauded them for their interest in agricultural issues and highlighted the importance they have for Ohio's economy.
"Programs such as FFA are crucial for the kids in our communities and provide students with excellent opportunities to develop the leadership skills they will carry with them for the rest of their lives," said Burke. "I am honored that they asked me to spend some time with them in the Statehouse today, and feel invigorated by their passion and enthusiasm."
Additionally, Burke encouraged them to stay engaged with their senators and representatives and stay involved with the issues that will have an impact on them in the future.
"You are never too young or too old to get involved in our political process, and I encourage you to always speak up when you are passionate about an issue," added Burke.
The FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) is a national organization dedicated to preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Local, state and national activities and award programs provide opportunities to apply knowledge and skills acquired through agriculture education. The Ohio FFA Association has 25,237 members in 315 chapters throughout Ohio.For more information, visit http://www.ohioffa.org