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This is national FFA week, and on Monday, Governor Mike Pence and Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann joined in the Indiana kick-off celebration for a brief meeting and photo opportunity with Indiana FFA Officers and members. Governor Pence also signed the 2013 F-F-A Week Proclamation for Indiana.
The Proclamation reads as follows:
Whereas, 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, FFA promotes premier leadership, personal growth and career success among its members; and
Whereas, agricultural education and 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 motto – “learning to do, doing to learn, earning a to live, living to serve” – gives direction of purpose to these students who take an active roles in succeeding in agricultural education; and
Whereas, FFA promotes citizenship, volunteerism, patriotism and cooperation.
Therefore, I, Michael Richard Pence, Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby designate February 16 – 23, 2013 as FFA Week in the state of Indiana and invite all citizens to duly note this occasion.
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