Ricketts proclaims FFA Week In Nebraska

LINCOLN – Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation yesterday officially making this FFA Week in the state. He was joined for a signing ceremony in the Capitol by dozens of Nebraska FFA members.

Ricketts praised FFA and its members for the group’s official mission to “make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education”

The governor said “FFA is preparing the next generation for leadership in our state’s #1 industry” as students “learn by doing and grow by serving,” with hands-on involvement in agriculture and related fields giving them “valuable skills and insights that will benefit them throughout their careers.”

State Ag Director Steve Wellman also took part in the ceremony, saying “FFA is equipping students with the leadership skills and agricultural education to grow their communities and our state’s economy.”

The Nebraska FFA Association was the sixth state group chartered by the National FFA Organization after its formation in 1928, and currently has nearly 10,000 FFA members in 189 chapters across the state.

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