HOUSE MEMORIAL 34
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Candy Spence Ezzell
CELEBRATING THE FFA YOUTH ORGANIZATION; DECLARING FEBRUARY 7, 2019 "FFA DAY" IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
WHEREAS, FFA, formerly future farmers of America, has been a premier youth leadership organization in New Mexico for more than eighty years; and
WHEREAS, FFA sponsors chapters in rural and urban areas throughout the state; and
WHEREAS, more than three thousand six hundred youths between twelve and twenty-one years of age participate in FFA youth development programs statewide; and
WHEREAS, FFA youth development programs are diverse and help participants to acquire important life skills, such as leadership, responsible citizenship, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, conflict resolution and communication skills, that directly contribute to the successful transition of young people into productive adults; and
WHEREAS, FFA participants report having more confidence and positive self-identity, greater control in their lives and a better ability to make decisions independently; and
WHEREAS, FFA participants also report that they set goals and take responsibility for their actions, they take pride in many things and their lives have purpose and meaning;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that in recognition of the contribution of the FFA to the state, February 7, 2019 be declared "FFA Day" in the house of representatives; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this memorial be transmitted to New Mexico's FFA organization.
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