(From L to R: Abram McCrum, Dayna McCrum, Senator Collins, Lane McCrum, and Nickie Deschaine)
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Maine Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Officers to discuss the importance of supporting the agriculture industry as well as the value in agriculture education for students.
“I spoke with this impressive group of Maine students about the importance of our agriculture industry, a vital part of our state’s economy and heritage,” said Senator Collins. “The FFA empowers these young people to develop leadership qualities, introduces them to agricultural careers, and trains them to become the next generation of farmers.”
Participants included FFA State Officers Abram McCrum, Lane McCrum, and Nickie Deschaine from Mars Hill as well as chaperone Dayna McCrum. All three students attend Central Aroostook Jr./Sr. High School.
The National FFA organization develops young leaders and provides educational and career opportunities to students. These visits are an integral part of the National FFA Summit, which allows state officers to develop the skills necessary to lead our 52 state associations of more than 735,000 high school students. The Maine FFA has more than a dozen chapters across the state with upwards of 500 members.