U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell welcomed two Kentucky Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers to his office in the United States Capitol. The Kentucky FFA officers are President, Brian Chism, of Meade County, and Vice President, Beth Ann Myers, of Boyle County.
“I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with Brian Chism and Beth Ann Myers during their visit to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Kentucky Future Farmers of America,” said Senator McConnell. “I am proud to support the Kentucky FFA and the impact this organization has on agricultural education throughout the Commonwealth.”
The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. Today FFA is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with over 540,000 members throughout all 50 states and over 14,000 members in Kentucky. The FFA is the largest of the career and technical student organizations in U.S. schools.
This year, the National FFA Convention and Expo will be held in Louisville, Kentucky on October 30 – November 2. Louisville will also host the convention in 2014 and 2015.