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  DAY AT THE CAPITOL
 
By: Texas FFA
March 15, 2014

 
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For a day the Texas State Capitol became a classroom as 415 Texas FFA members and agricultural educators visited Austin on Feb. 25. Students were given the opportunity to learn about Texas’ legislation process, especially as it relates to agriculture, at the annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol.

The event, now in its fifth year, provides a unique opportunity for high school students to learn from various players in the state’s legislative process.

Members enjoyed keynote speeches from State Board of Education Chairman, Barbara Cargill, House Agriculture and Livestock Committee Chairman, Honorable Tracy O. King and District 52 Representative, Honorable Larry Gonzalez. Students also participated in workshops facilitated by Chelsey Thomas of the Texas Association of Realtors, Zach Brady of Brady & Hamilton LLP, Bryan Daniel from the Texas Department of Agriculture and Bryan Berbert who serves as general counsel for the Lt. Governor’s Office. The primary focuses of the workshops were on the roles of legislators, executive offices and lobbyists, as well as expressed the need for bright, young people in public service. 

“Day at the Capitol is a great way for our state leaders to see the true impact of agricultural education and the FFA. It also affords our members the opportunity to see first-hand the legislative process, and how they can affect change in their own communities,” explained Texas FFA Leadership Development Coordinator Austin Large.

 
































 
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