FFA Students Attended 2020 Legislative Symposium

FFA Students Attended 2020 Legislative Symposium
Posted on 01/29/2020
FFA members from across Iowa converged on the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines to build character and promote citizenship, volunteerism, and patriotism. Approximately 550 high school students wearing blue corduroy from 51 schools flooded the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines on January 28th The students visited with legislators, exhibited skills learned in the agriculture classroom and learned the importance of citizenship. This was all part of the 35th  Annual Iowa FFA Legislative Symposium and FFA Day at the Capitol.
During the morning, FFA members heard from Julie Kennedy, Deputy Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, about the importance of agriculture in Iowa and abroad. Kelsey Tyrrell of the World Food Prize addressed students about the future of Iowa agriculture and the importance of being involved with statewide issues. FFA members also heard remarks from Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President, Craig Hill, about the importance young agriculturalists can play in the agriculture. 
Students then following legislative visits at the Iowa State Capitol Building. Beckman had a special visit with Carrie Koelker as well.