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Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Nebraska Ag Youth at FFA Convention

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Governor Ricketts congratulates a FFA student at Thursday’s convention.
LINCOLN – This week, Governor Pete Ricketts helped honor some of Nebraska’s outstanding youth involved in agriculture at the annual Nebraska FFA Convention.  
“The Nebraska FFA is instrumental in developing our state’s youth to become leaders of tomorrow,” said Governor Ricketts.  “With agriculture as Nebraska’s number one industry, the FFA is raising up the next generation of our state’s farmers and ranchers.  Expanding opportunities in agriculture is vital to growing the Good Life that we enjoy.  With record levels of membership in the Nebraska FFA, it is great to see so many young Nebraskans involved and developing the skills they will need to lead agriculture and their communities into the future.”
“The Nebraska FFA program has a rich history of educating students about agriculture and the many careers available to them in the agriculture industry,” said Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Steve Wellman.  “The annual State FFA Convention allows students an opportunity to join together to celebrate their successes and learn from each other.  Congratulations to all the FFA members on their accomplishments.”
Nebraska currently has over 8,500 FFA members in 185 chapters.  Nebraska FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.