By Senators Rasmussen, Sheldon, B., Spanel and Sheahan
WHEREAS, The agricultural education of the National Future Farmers of America Organization provides a strong foundation for Washington=s agriculture; and
WHEREAS, Future Farmers of America=s motto, Alearning to do, doing to learn, learning to live, living to serve,@ gives direction and purpose to the students who are providing leadership for a growing planet; and
WHEREAS, The National Future Farmers of America Organization makes a positive difference in the lives of students B by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success B through agricultural education, as recognized in its Mission Statement; and
WHEREAS, The Future Farmers of America Organization also helps assure the future progress and prosperity of the agricultural business and motivates young people to make positive contributions to their schools, homes, communities and ultimately, their country; and
WHEREAS, The FFA offers diverse educational opportunities such as land judging, expos, fairs, agricultural mechanics, public speaking, skill contests, chapter meetings, award and recognition programs, committees and community projects; and
WHEREAS, Of the 450,000 national members of the FFA ranging from ages twelve to twenty-one, some 10,000 are from Washington;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor the two hundred Future Farmers of America chapters in Washington=s high schools; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the State President of the Future Farmers of America.
I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate,
do hereby certify that this is a true and
correct copy of Senate Resolution 8631,
adopted by the Senate April 5, 2001.
TONY M. COOK
Secretary of the Senate