FFA Members Visit Albany


On Monday and Tuesday, February 6 and 7, 5 SGI students traveled to Albany with other members from across the state to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Hughes Act.  This act, passed in 1917, first provided money for career and technical education in the public schools.  Marissa Folts, the chapter president, participated in a program that took chapter leaders to both houses, along with visits to the Senate agriculture committee and a meeting with Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul.  The middle school members: Lilly Underberg, Kelsey Folts, Ella Wierzba and MacKenzie Steff; set up a display about Western New York agricultural and visited with politicians and the general public that passed by.  All of the students also attended a banquet where they heard from the Commissioner of Ag and Markets, a National FFA Officers and other representatives of the agricultural education family.