FFA members travel to Des Moines

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Anthony Villatoro, Roman Slabach, Cole Yoder, State Senator Kevin Kinney, Caleb Yoder, Leslee Rios, Jared Schlabaugh

Six FFA members along with Josie Rudolphi, Ag instructor and FFA advisor, traveled to Des Moines Tuesday to participate in the Annual Iowa FFA Legislative Symposium and FFA Day at the Capitol. The students visited with legislators, exhibited skills learned in the agriculture classroom and learned the importance of citizenship.

Back: Jared Schlabaugh, Roman Slabach, Caleb Yoder, Cole Yoder. Front: Anthony Villatoro, Leslee Rios
Back: Jared Schlabaugh, Roman Slabach, Caleb Yoder, Cole Yoder. Front: Anthony Villatoro, Leslee Rios

FFA members heard from Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. Libby Crimmings of the World Food Prize addressed students about the future of Iowa agriculture and the importance of being involved with statewide issues. The FFA members also heard remarks from Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds about the importance young agriculturalists can play in the legislative process.

The 32nd Annual Iowa FFA Legislative Symposium and FFA Day at the Capitol is made possible with support from Iowa Farm Bureau Federation through the Iowa FFA Foundation.