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Members Advocate for Ag Education at the State Capitol    
Friday, March 15, 2019 | Author: Texas FFA News

For two days, the Texas State Capitol became a classroom as more than 800 Texas FFA members attended the ninth annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol. On February 19 and 21 students traveled to Austin, Texas to learn about the state’s legislation process, especially as it relates to agriculture.

Throughout the day members met with their state legislators, walked the Capitol hallways, and witnessed where history has been made since 1889. The event also provided a unique opportunity for students to enjoy a keynote speech each day from former Texas FFA State Officers Kaleb McLaurin who is now the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s Executive Director of Government and Public Affairs. 

“Day at the Capitol provides the opportunity for our members to meet with their local and state representatives to discuss the importance of ag education,” said Texas FFA President, Cory Sinkule. 

The blue corduroy jacket served as a conversation starter for many FFA members as representatives and visitors asked the significance of the official dress item. 

“People are always curious when you are wearing the blue corduroy jacket.” Sinkule said. “It is the perfect way to start a conversation.”

Since 2010, Texas FFA members have gathered for Day at the Capitol to celebrate the organization and advocate for the continued support of agricultural education.

“The events give us a chance to speak to decision makers who may not know a lot about our ag education and the impact our organization has on all of our lives.”

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