335 students attended the 19th Annual Mo. Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day March 28 | Events
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Farm Bureau held their Youth Leadership Day recently in Jefferson City.
At Youth Leadership Day, students gain an understanding of the importance of becoming informed and involved citizens. Additionally they focus upon the agricultural and rural issues that impact our state.
The 19th Annual Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day, March 28, attracted 335 students and chaperons from 55 counties. The action-packed day began early for many of the groups as they traveled from across the state to Jefferson City. Following a brief orientation at the MFB Home Office, they boarded buses to the Capitol. Chaperons arranged appointments for groups to meet with their respective elected officials. Students interacted with members of the General Assembly and got a firsthand look at the activities surrounding a day at the Capitol.
Following lunch at the MFB Home Office, the group was welcomed by Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst. Judge Duane Benton of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals shared insight into his background as an agricultural leader. 2013 MFB Ambassadors Haley Thompson and William Inglish spoke of the Ambassador program, shared highlights of their recent trip to Washington, D.C. with the Resolutions Committee and encouraged students present to look into this program.
The Cape Girardeau County Farm Bureau sponsored four students representing Cape Girardeau County high schools.
Pictured is Dale Steffens, Cape Girardeau County Farm Bureau, Rachel Stueve, Saxony Lutheran High School, Teagan Schnurbusch, Jackson High School, Amanda Krewson, Jackson High School, Sarah Olson, Saxony Lutheran High School and Kathy Swan, Missouri Representative from the 147th District.
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