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4662Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020206Primary Sponsor: SharpeAll Sponsors: SharpeDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20963sd02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020206Subject: Future Farmers of America (FFA)History Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20020206 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 20020206 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND SOUTH CAROLINA'S FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA (FFA) MEMBERS, THEIR ADVISORS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, PARENTS, AND ALL WHO SUPPORT, PROMOTE, AND ENCOURAGE THESE OUTSTANDING STUDENTS OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION ON THE OCCASION OF THE LAUNCHING OF THE OBSERVANCE AND CELEBRATION OF THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORGANIZATION DURING NATIONAL FFA WEEK, FEBRUARY 16-23, 2002.
Whereas, the FFA organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national organization of high school, technical college, and university students enrolled in agricultural education; and
Whereas, through participation in FFA activities, these young men and women, ages twelve to twenty-one, begin their preparation for successful and rewarding careers in the business, science, or technology of agriculture; and
Whereas, the FFA organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education at the local, state, and national level; and
Whereas, with the increasing population and growing demand for highly trained and qualified people in the agricultural industry, approximately ten percent of the professional positions in agriculture go unfilled simply because there are more positions than people who are prepared for careers in agriculture; and
Whereas, nationally, more than seventy-five percent of the FFA members enroll in a two-year or four-year higher education degree program following graduation from high school in preparation for one of the more than three hundred career opportunities, or one of every six jobs in the United States, which includes more than eight thousand job titles; and
Whereas, corporate leaders in America believe so strongly in the proven success of qualified training through FFA that they jointly contribute more than eight million dollars annually to the National FFA Foundation, of which more than one million two hundred thousand dollars in higher education scholarships are awarded FFA members nationally each year; and
Whereas, the FFA motto, "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, and Living to Serve", epitomizes those high standards and qualities of leadership possessed by FFA members; and
Whereas, the South Carolina FFA Association and the agricultural education programs in South Carolina are tremendously successful and extremely valuable in improving the quality of life for South Carolinians; and
Whereas, the South Carolina FFA Association is launching the observance of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the organization during Nation FFA Week, February 16-23, 2002. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, commend South Carolina's FFA members, their advisors, school administrators, parents, and all who support, promote, and encourage these students of agricultural education on the occasion of the launching of the observance and celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the FFA in South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the appropriate South Carolina FFA officials.
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