Resolution commemorated National FFA Week for more than 760,000 FFA members nationwide
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins joined 50 of her colleagues in cosponsoring a bipartisan resolution that established February 20-27, 2021, as National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Week. This resolution, which passed the Senate unanimously, recognizes the important role the FFA serves in communities in Maine and across America. A bipartisan counterpart was also introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Having been born and raised in Aroostook County, I know how essential agriculture is to our state’s economy and our way of life. Supporting Maine’s dairy, potato, and specialty crop industries—such as our wild blueberry growers—has always been one of my top priorities in the Senate,” said Senator Collins. “Our bipartisan resolution celebrates the FFA, which helps young people develop leadership qualities, introduces them to agricultural careers, and trains them to become the next generation of farmers.”
In addition to designating National FFA Week, the resolution recognizes the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing young leaders and providing educational and career opportunities to students. It also celebrates over 50 years of FFA alumni and supporters. Maine FFA has over a dozen chapters across the state with more than 500 members.