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.





Secretary of the Senate