By Senators Rasmussen; Swecker, Spanel, Johnson and Fraser



     WHEREAS, the FFA and agricultural education provide a strong foundation for the youth of America and the future of the food, fiber and natural resources systems; and


     WHEREAS, the FFA promotes premier leadership, personal growth and career success among its members; 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, agricultural education and the FFA ensure a steady supply of young professionals to meet the growing demands in the science, business and technology of agriculture, 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, Parliamentary procedure is one of the skills taught as part of the FFA curriculum; and


     WHEREAS, Rebecca Wallace, Amy Van Fleet, Amanda Mauzey, Joe Bower, Kyle Kinney, Miranda Duffrin, Micki Jacobs, Andrew Ofalla, and Mike Mensonides, along with advisors Dennis Wallace and Rhonda Newberry are here today representing the Yelm FFA Chapter to present a parliamentary procedure demonstration;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor our guests today and 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 and to the Yelm FFA Chapter.


I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution-8778,

adopted by the Senate March 12, 2002.





Secretary of the Senate