West Central FFA members recently attended the annual South Dakota FFA Legislative Breakfast in Pierre, SD. FFA members representing each of the 7 FFA Districts traveled to Pierre in between snow days in January. Members participated in District Officer Training conducted by the State Officers, toured the capitol, participated in question and answer sessions with education and agriculture officials and discussed budget shortfalls for South Dakota schools.
State Legislators arrived early the next morning to be greeted by FFA members from across the state. Each District Officer was seated with Legislators from their home legislative district. John Farris, former interim Secretary of Agriculture was the speaker for the breakfast session. Members had the opportunity to share their own stories and the impact that Agricultural Education and FFA has had in their lives.
Members representing West Central are Joe Schartz, Shannon Miller, Liz Renner, Anthony Even and Maty Skinner. WCFFA Advisor Linda Petersen accompanied the District Officers.