FFA Legislative Symposium 2024

Five Algona FFA members had the opportunity to participate with the Iowa FFA Legislative Symposium.  During the morning, FFA members gathered at the Downtown Embassy Suites and enjoyed a brief message from Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, who then presented the FFA Week Proclamation. The proclamation officially declares February 17-24, the week of President George Washington’s birthday, FFA Week in Iowa.

The morning program provided opportunities for FFA members to hear from Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, about the importance of agriculture in Iowa and abroad. Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President, Brent Johnson, then delivered a message about the importance young agriculturalists can play in the agriculture industry. Jake Swanson, from High Yield Strategies, then spoke about the importance of advocating for the agricultural industry.

Algona FFA members had the opportunity to meet with Iowa House members Henry Stone and John Wills and Iowa Senator  Dave Rowley.  Special thanks to Representative Stone’s clerk for escorting the group to the top of the Capitol!

The 39th Annual Iowa FFA Legislative Symposium and FFA Day at the Capitol was made possible with support from Iowa Farm Bureau Federation through the Iowa FFA Foundation.