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Posted on Feb 22, 2016 in Audio, Editorial, Featured, Your Texas Agriculture Minute




The future starts today

By Gene Hall

A jacket. A creed. A motto. The traditions of the FFA run deep.

This week is National FFA Week. A time of reflection and inspiration. For those of us who, like me, once wore the blue corduroy jackets.

Because our future starts today with the students in the FFA. The next engineer. A budding horticulturist or break-through scientist. Entrepreneurs. Commanding communicators or hedging economists. They’re in classrooms today. Learning our history—where we’ve been and understanding how new technologies will lead us to a more sustainable future.

They harness their talents and their passion. Touching more folks. Because they amplify their actions and voices to tell the stories of agriculture.

A strong foundation built by a longstanding organization. We boast a membership of more than 113,000 students in the Lone Star State. That’s a crop of students who will do great things.

I believe in their future. And so should you. It’s ours.

The preceding commentary is brought to you by Texas Farm Bureau, the “Voice of Texas Agriculture.” Called “Your Texas Agriculture Minute,” TFB will issue thought-provoking editorials each week—via print and audio—to spark understanding of agriculture in the Lone Star State and its impact on each and every Texan.

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