HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) recognized students from the 83rd District who were honored at the 108th Pennsylvania Farm Show in early January.
Students from Warrior Run and Montgomery Area school districts received their blue corduroy jackets, as part of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Mid-Winter Convention at the Farm Show. The jackets, funded by more than $70,000 in sponsorships, were the largest single purchase of FFA jackets in history, totaling 970 blue jackets to first-year members from across the Commonwealth.
“I grew up on a farm and was raised by farmers. Agriculture is an impactful industry in the 83rd District, and for its impact to continue, we need young people to remain dedicated to the industry,” said Flick. “After speaking with several FFA students from my district, I was amazed by their dedication to our area and Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry – so much so, that I feel confident our future is in good hands with this upcoming generation of farmers. It is evident their passion and ambition will take our agriculture industry to new heights. I look forward to seeing more blue jackets in our community!”
Students from Warrior Run who received their blue jackets included Brooke Johnson, Creeden Moser, Blake Jones, Terrin Reaser, Lydia Keener and Keyana Steinbacher. Nevin Beachel, Carly Snyder and Weston Taylor were students from Montgomery Area.
Advisors of the local FFA chapters are Chloe Witmoyer (Warrior Run) and Chris Ulrich (Montgomery Area).
The blue jacket program is organized through PA FFA Alumni Association.
Representative Jamie Flick
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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