Sen. Jansen recognized by Michigan FFA for support of agriculture and future leaders
LANSING — State Sen. Mark C. Jansen, R-Gaines Township, was recognized Thursday by the Michigan FFA Association for his strong support of the agricultural industry and the state’s future leaders.
“I am honored to receive this award and welcome Caledonia FFA members to the state Capitol today,” Jansen said. “FFA members are leaders in their schools and will be our nation’s future leaders. Agriculture is one of the strongest parts of Michigan’s economy and is growing. I’m proud to support such an important industry.”
Jansen was recognized at a legislative reception in the Capitol rotunda, where more than 200 FFA delegates gathered. The association is holding its 82nd State FFA Convention on the campus of Michigan State University.
Jansen represents the 28th Senate District which is part of Kent County and includes the townships of Ada, Algoma, Alpine, Bowne, Byron, Caledonia, Cannon, Courtland, Gaines, Grand Rapids, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, Solon, Spencer and Tyrone, and the cities of Cedar Springs, East Grand Rapids, Rockford, Walker and Wyoming.
The Michigan FFA consists of more than 5,300 members from 103 active chapters. FFA is a diverse organization, operating in rural, urban, and suburban schools. The organization has seen its membership increase in Michigan for five out of the last six years.
Editor’s note: A photograph of Sen. Jansen joining FFA members at the state Capitol is available on the Senate Majority Photowire, located at: http://www.MISenateGOP.com/photowire.asp?District=28.
Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010
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