SPRINGFIELD — On Wednesday, April 11, Amboy FFA members Ashley Althaus, Alyssa Gascoigne, Andrew Thier, Margaret Vaessen, Nastaja Vaessen, and Ashley Winters participated in the annual Agriculture Legislative Day at the Illinois State Capitol Building. They had the incredible opportunity to meet with State Representatives Tom Demmer and Daniel Swanson. The Amboy FFA members shared with Representatives Demmer and Swanson the impact that FFA has had on their lives, discussed different issues that the agriculture industry faces, and had the opportunity to ask questions and have their photo taken.
When asked about the experience Chapter Reporter Ashley Winters said, “It was an honor to be able to spend time with Representatives Demmer and Swanson discussing such an important issue and learning more about the legislative process in Illinois.”
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agriculture education.
Pictured from right to left: Rep. Tom Demmer, Nastaja Vaessen, Ashley Winters, Alyssa Gascoigne, Andrew Thier, Ashley Althaus, Margaret Vaessen, Ms. Deanna Drew, Rep. Daniel Swanson.