Rep. Mary Dye introduces resolution recognizing the Future Farmers of America

Recently, the state House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 4614, introduced by Rep. Mary Dye, recognizing Washington's Future Farmers of America.

Washington agriculture generates $10.2 billion annually and is a cornerstone of the state economy. The Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a youth organization focusing on agricultural education. FFA ensures a steady supply of young professionals to meet the growing needs of science, business, and technology in the agricultural industry.

“This is an amazing group of young people who want to learn, participate, and thrive within the agricultural industry,” said Dye, R-Pomeroy. “When I was in high school, I wanted to become a member of the FFA, but at that time, my small high school didn't allow women to participate. Today, young women make up 43 percent of the FFA membership, and hold 47 percent of state leadership positions. As a wheat farmer, I know how hard these young men and women work. They are the future of Washington agriculture. It is my pleasure to bring this resolution forward to continue supporting their efforts.”

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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