PRINTER'S NO. 24
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
45
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY M. K. KELLER, CAUSER, PASHINSKI, READSHAW,
HENNESSEY, DIAMOND, SNYDER, PYLE, MILLARD, KORTZ, SONNEY,
BURNS, RYAN, HICKERNELL, HILL-EVANS, BIZZARRO, MURT, METZGAR,
BERNSTINE, CALTAGIRONE, LONGIETTI, FEE, KAUFFMAN, EVERETT,
OBERLANDER, BENNINGHOFF, SAINATO, B. MILLER, ISAACSON, HAHN,
MACKENZIE, IRVIN, DiGIROLAMO, PICKETT, FREEMAN, STAATS,
GROVE, MENTZER, OWLETT AND SAYLOR, JANUARY 25, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
JANUARY 25, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Designating the week of February 16 through 23, 2019, as "FFA
Week" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Future Farmers of America, now the National FFA
Organization (FFA), has grown from its agricultural beginnings
into a broad-spectrum leadership incubator; and
WHEREAS, The FFA creed expresses belief in the future of
agriculture "with a faith born not of words but of deeds"; and
WHEREAS, In accordance with the FFA motto, members serve
their chapter, community and country by cultivating friendships
and planting new ideas and seeds of hope wherever they go:
"learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to
serve"; and
WHEREAS, The FFA State Theme is "Unlimited"; and
WHEREAS, The FFA National Theme is "Just One"; and
WHEREAS, The FFA in the 21st century welcomes young women and
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young men with diverse backgrounds; and
WHEREAS, FFA membership has reached an all-time record high;
and
WHEREAS, More than 669,989 FFA members from 50 states, Puerto
Rico and the Virgin Islands are learning to be successful
leaders in production agriculture, agribusiness, agriscience and
nine other fields; and
WHEREAS, Many FFA members live far from working farms yet
have an interest in related fields such as food science, turf
management and horticulture; and
WHEREAS, FFA members who live in rural areas now represent
27% of the national organization; and
WHEREAS, Females comprise about 47% of total membership and
nearly 50% of all FFA officer teams; and
WHEREAS, More than 12,000 young people across this
Commonwealth continue to wear the traditional blue corduroy
jacket that distinguishes FFA members; and
WHEREAS, State FFA President Jenna Harnish of Bradford County
represents today's diverse FFA; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate the
week of February 16 through 23, 2019, as "FFA Week" in
Pennsylvania and congratulate the members, advisers and parents
involved with this exemplary youth organization.
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