State government in action

Kaufman FFA members at the state capitol, from left, incude Haley Jouett, Emily Matthews, Caleb Hines, Sarah DeShazo, Emma Hines, Lane Hitt, Preston DeShazo and Jose Coronado.

Kaufman FFA members attended the ninth annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the capitol hosted by the Texas FFA Association and the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas Feb. 20-2 in Austin. 

Kaufman FFA members were among more than 800 FFA members who participated in the event in order to learn more about the legislative process, specifically addressing agriculture and agricultural education.

Student participants also learned about leadership, civic engagement and empowerment as they toured the capitol, met state legislators and took part in interactive workshops.

Texas FFA has evolved from an organization focusing primarily on production agriculture to a broader-based organization that addresses the needs and interests of students.

FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through ongoing enrichment opportunities, as well as local, state and national competitions.

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