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Linn-Mar FFA students visit Hill
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · February 8th, 2018

Linn-Mar FFA members Seth Crow Schrader and Paige Adams attended the 33rd Annual Iowa FFA Legislative Symposium and FFA Day at the State Capitol in Des Moines on Tuesday, January 30.

Their advisor, Barbara Lemmer, accompanied them as they met with legislators, exhibited skills learned in agricultural classrooms and heard from Governor Kim Reynolds and others.

They listened to remarks from the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President, Craig Hill, and also from Libby Crimmings of the World Food Prize regarding the future of Iowa agriculture and the importance of being involved with statewide issues.

Governor Reynolds spoke about the importance young agriculturalists can play in the legislative process.

She also signed a special proclamation after students visited with legislators. That proclamation declares February 18-25 as FFA Week in Iowa. This is significant in that first president George Washington's birthday falls during this week.

The Iowa FFA youth organization has over 14,800 youth members

in 235 local chapters across the state. More than 500 represented their chapters at the special event in Des Moines.

Linn-Mar has approximately 35 members in its chapter and is preparing for National FFA Week, which is February 17 through 24, according to Chase Krug in an interview conducted last week.

During that week, FFA chapters will conduct service activities and advocate in the local community.

The Marion Times will follow the activities of Linn-Mar's FFA students and report on them.
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