The Ohio House of Representatives Agriculture & Rural Development Committee met on August 26th at the Shisler Center on the Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) campus.
The committee met to hear testimonies regarding agricultural education from people across Ohio.
Whitney Short, agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor at Anthony Wayne High School, was asked to give a testimony. She covered current happenings in Ohio agricultural education, Anthony Wayne’s specific program growth, and issues facing this specific area of education – such as the shortage of agriculture teachers.
Following her testimony, the members of the committee asked questions to gain more information about the issues mentioned. Chapter Reporter Marleigh Kerr and Anthony Wayne FFA Parent Karen Kerr attended the hearing and also answered questions asked by the representatives.
“I really enjoyed going to speak to this committee; it gave me a unique experience on what goes on in the committee,” said Marleigh of her experience. “I also enjoyed being able to give the committee a unique perspective into an FFA member’s life.”