WACO, Texas —Texas Farm Bureau will provide a complimentary membership to each of the 1,059 FFA chapters across the Lone Star State.
“Our goal is to strengthen the existing relationship with Texas FFA by working to provide educational resources, classroom support and local resources through county Farm Bureaus and the programs and projects that may be developed,” Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening said.
The relationship between the two organizations can help inspire students to pursue a career in agriculture—a field with growing opportunities. It can also strengthen local FFA chapters’ agricultural advocacy efforts.
“There is an enormous potential for synergy in advocacy efforts on behalf of Texas agriculture and for enhancing our efforts to prepare the next generation of professional agriculturalists and community leaders,” Texas FFA Executive Director Tom Maynard said. “Texas Farm Bureau has excellent resources that support our teachers’ classroom instruction, and county Farm Bureaus can be an excellent resource to support community efforts in agricultural literacy and service learning.”
Boening noted Texas Farm Bureau is a longtime supporter of Texas FFA and has worked with the organization in leadership development and agricultural advocacy and literacy.
There is also a long history of Texas FFA members joining the state’s largest general farm and ranch organization and serving in leadership positions. Adding these chapters to Texas Farm Bureau’s more than 519,000 member-families strengthens the organization’s role and efforts to be the Voice of Texas Agriculture.
“We are confident that the relationship between Texas Farm Bureau and Texas FFA will continue to grow and bear fruit, and the result will be of great benefit to both organizations and to Texas agriculture,” Boening said.