WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Ag Committee leadership has created a bipartisan caucus to support future agricultural leaders.
Chair Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Ranking Member John Boozman of Arkansas say the Senate FFA Caucus will support teachers, parents, and students through agricultural education.
The announcement comes during National FFA Week with the goal of educating lawmakers on the difference FFA makes across the nation.
U.S. Representatives Tracey Mann, a Republican from Kansas, and California Democrat Jimmy Panetta established the first Congressional FFA Caucus in the U.S. House last December.
The caucus has two main objectives.
One is to strengthen the profile of school-based ag education and FFA. The other is to develop relationships between Congress, FFA and young ag leaders.
More than 735,000 students are part of 8,817 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.