Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Representatives Tracey Mann (R-KS), Jim Langevin (D-RI) and 76 cosponsors introducing a bipartisan resolution, H.Res. 150, celebrating National FFA Week and applauding the next generation of leaders who will change the world.
“The National FFA Organization has deep roots in Oklahoma. Across the country, National FFA makes a tremendous difference in the lives of our students, further strengthening their agricultural education while investing in their leadership potential and personal growth,” said Congressman Lucas (OK-03). “As we celebrate National FFA Week, I’m proud to recognize the next generation of agricultural leaders, scientists, innovators, agri-businessmen and women, and the teachers and mentors who cultivate their future successes. Whether it’s because of Oklahoma FFA or any other state FFA organization, our future is in good hands thanks to these young leaders.”
“As a past chapter FFA officer from Quinter, Kansas and proud FFA alumnus, I am honored to introduce this resolution to celebrate National FFA Week,” said Rep. Mann. “As the average age of the American farmer continues to grow, it is important we invest in the next generation of food and agriculture. In Kansas, FFA members in 220 chapters will be our future farmers, ranchers, engineers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, scientists, communicators, and business people.”
In addition to designating National FFA Week as the week of February 20-27, 2021, the resolution recognizes the important role of the National FFA Organization in providing educational and career opportunities to students and celebrates more than 50 years of National FFA Alumni and Supporters with more than 8 million alumni worldwide.
“I’d like to thank US Representatives Tracey Mann and Jim Langevin for their work on the resolution commemorating the 2021 National FFA Week. Every year, more than 700,000 FFA members and 13,000 agricultural educators nationwide dedicate one week to showcase the positive impacts of FFA,” said National FFA President Doster Harper. “This year, we also celebrate 50 years of National FFA Alumni and Supporters with an estimated 8 million alumni worldwide who have reaped the benefits of school-based agricultural education and membership in FFA. As our organization works to grow the next generation of leaders in agriculture, we greatly appreciate Representatives Langevin and Mann, other members cosponsoring the resolution, and everyone joining us in celebrating National FFA Week.”
The National FFA Organization was founded in 1928, and now has more than 760,000 member across the United States. Read the text of the resolution here.