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County FFA students visit capital

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports

Each year for the past 21 years, Fremont County Farm Bureau has taken on the financial, transportation and chaperoning duties of accompanying county FFA students to the legislative session in Cheyenne.

The Farm Bureau members and their FFA group with the distinctive blue jackets are a familiar sight in the halls of the Wyoming State Capitol each year. They visit with the top elected officials of the State of Wyoming. These busy folks take the time to explain their jobs and how they achieved their positions.

Jim and Mary Allen and Dave and Darlene Vaughan chaperoned the group this year. Students and adults alike had a special opportunity to also meet the Wyoming federal delegation as Sen. Mike Enzi, Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis were on a break from Washington and also visiting the Wyoming State Capitol and the Wyoming Farm Bureau mid-winter meeting.

Beginning early Feb. 19, the group listened to the agriculture committee debating three bills that may go before the Wyoming House of Representatives. They then watched the ceremony for the deputy sheriff who lost his life during a 2011 rescue in a Converse County river.

The group sat in while the Senate heard arguments on an amendment to an education bill and then the House during a discussion on a file. They visited with the people charged with overseeing vocational education, particularly the FFA program.

Fremont County should be proud of these young people and their FFA advisers as they continue to prepare for life after high school.

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