A group of Millsboro Middle School FFA members met Feb. 15 with Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, and Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett, R-Laurel, to receive tributes from Delaware Gov. John Carney, the House of Representives and the Senate, for the upcoming National FFA Week beginning Feb. 17.
Students spoke with the legislators and discussed their ties to the agriculture industry as well as their agriculture interests and dreams.
The Millsboro Middle FFA program strives to develop a student's potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. Many of the students will not become farmers, but all will be participants in the agriculture industry as consumers. It is important the future leaders in the community have the leadership skills FFA can develop and hone, in addition to knowledge of where their food is coming from and the impact agriculture has on the community.
During National FFA Week, chapters across the United States celebrate this youth leadership organization with special activities. The Millsboro Middle FFA Chapter will be participating in community service, school and district activities that the students have been planning for several months.