Texas Tech University Chancellor Kent Hance, welcomed members during the first general session Wednesday. Hance is a former FFA member who has a long history of public service in both Texas and the United States Congress. Now serving as Texas Tech University Chancellor, Hance relished the opportunity he had to speak to the Texas FFA membership.
“It was fun,” Hance said. “I always enjoy FFA conventions, I can identify with them.”
Hance was a very involved member during his FFA career and has nothing but positive things to say.
“I think it is one of the great programs that we have in America,” Hance said. “I wish that more students participated.”
As someone who gets to work with students on a daily basis, Hance displayed a powerful desire to members with an effort to increase involvement in not only high school level agricultural education, but at the collegiate level, through Texas Tech University.
“Its important to let them know that Texas Tech would love to have them as students,” Hance said. “We have a great agriculture school here.”
With a strong love for FFA and agriculture combined with as much experience as any member, Hance gives a great deal of credit to his background for bringing him success.
“The most important thing it (FFA) gave me was discipline,” Hance said. “The discipline of doing my job and doing it on time.”
With his time in public office, Hance has found much success and has attained many personal goals.
“When I was elected to Congress I served on the agriculture committee,” Hance said. “I voted on agricultural programs that affect the entire nation and the world.”