Wadena-Deer Creek FFA member, Jezebel Snyder, recently attended FFA Day at the Minnesota State Capitol, along with members of the Staples-Motley FFA Chapter.
FFA members first attended a general session on capitol protocol, legislative training, and general information at the Minnesota Department of Revenue Building.
The delegation from WDC and Staples then visited Rep. Tim Miller before sitting in on the Agriculture Finance Committee meeting. Students heard testimony on financing from the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
WDC FFA member Jezebel Snyder meets with Minnesota State FFA Reporter Rebecca Paskewitz (Staples-Motley) at the Minnesota State Capitol.
After the meeting, they visited Rep. Deb Kiel. FFA members had lunch with Thom Peterson, lobbyist for Minnesota Farm Bureau, before touring the state capital with Minnesota Corn Growers president and lobbyist, Kevin Patt.
After lunch, the group visited Rep. Rod Hamilton, house chair of the Agriculture Committee, and chair of the Health and Human Services Committee.
The delegation finished the day at the capital attending the House Floor Session recognizing the 2016-2017 Minnesota State Officers. This included State FFA Reporter Rebekka Paskewitz from Staples-Motley.