Commissioners sign National FFA Week Proclamation

Students from left to right: Wyatt Hissong from Greenville. Payton Hiestand from Mississinawa Valley. Mason Lair, President from Franklin Monroe. Zoe Billenstein, President from Versailles. McKayla Stachler, President from Ansonia. Sophia Aultman, Vice President from Ansonia. Jayden Hicks, President from Greenville. Bo Melton from Greenville. Summer Harter from Greenville.

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Board of Commissioners were joined by FFA students from Greenville, Mississinawa Valley, Franklin Monroe, Versailles, and Ansonia in the signing of the National FFA Week Proclamation. 

The proclamation reads: 

“Whereas, National FFA Week is a time for local chapters to highlight their programs and showcase their success and passion for agriculture; and 

Whereas, the FFA and agricultural education provide a strong foundation for the youth of America and the future of food, fiber, and natural resource systems; and 

Whereas, agricultural education and FFA ensure a steady supply of young professionals to meet the growing needs in the science, business, and technology of agriculture; and 

Whereas, the FFA motto – ‘Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve’ – gives direction and purpose to those students who take an active role in succeeding in agricultural education; and 

Whereas, FFA promotes premier leadership, personal growth, career success, citizenship, volunteerism, patriotism, and cooperation; and 

We therefore proclaim the week of February 17-24, 2024, as National FFA Week.”

All Three commissioners signed.