Created on Monday, 01 October 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
The Riverside FFA Officer Team attended the Ohio FFA Legislative Leadership Conference last week at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Participants included officers Karli Lump, Ella Jackson, Lauren Huffman, James Walters, Chris Cox, Bill Walter and Tanner Wiley.
The conference began with a presentation by a Ohio Farm Bureau representative, who spoke about how FFA members can influence their elected officials on agricultural issues.
FFA officers also participated in a political simulation hosted by the Ohio Farm Bureau and had the opportunity to tour the Statehouse, which included stops at the House of Representatives Chamber, the Senate Chamber, the Governor’s Office and the Map Room.
After the tour, Gov. John Kasich spoke to the FFA members about why he values agricultural education and the FFA.
Students also ate lunch with various elected officials and listened to remarks by the Ohio FFA Officer Team.