COLUMBUS—State Senator Bob Peterson
(R-Washington Court House) today joined the Ohio FFA for their annual Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference at the Ohio Statehouse, where he applauded them for their interest in business and agricultural issues, while highlighting the importance they have for Ohio's economy.
"I joined the FFA in 1976 as a freshman in high school, starting a long and beneficial family tradition. It makes me proud to see this organization continue to grow year after year," said Senator Peterson. "I am always impressed by the students whom I meet during this annual event and at their local schools and programs. I sincerely thank everyone who made the trip to the Statehouse today."
The morning workshop focused on advocating for agricultural education, informing students about important issues and preparing them to speak with legislators. The workshop was then followed by a luncheon with Ohio legislators, as well as meetings in their office to discuss issues that are important to the community.
"I strongly encourage anyone to speak up when they are passionate about an issue. It is clear they have a bright future ahead of them, and I enjoyed our conversations today," added Peterson.
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.