Rushville Republican

February 28, 2013

Ziemke thanks National FFA Organization

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) was pleased to see students from the National FFA Organization visit during session to kick off National FFA week, celebrating more than 80 years of service.

The General Assembly hosted more than 100 FFA members at the Statehouse. The students took a tour, met key leadership and participated in both the House and Senate Page Programs, allowing them to get a first-hand look at the legislative process.

“I truly appreciate these students coming to the Statehouse today,” said Rep. Ziemke. “These young people are the future of Hoosier agriculture, and I know it will be a bright one. I fully support the National FFA Organization and love to follow what they’re doing in our community.”

Kenzi Dubois, Tessa Hoeing, Kaleb Kramer and Jill Yager paged for Rep. Ziemke and had the opportunity to work closely with her and her colleagues. Both Hoeing and Yager attend RCHS.

Indiana’s National FFA Organization chapters contribute to many communities in Indiana. They raise more than $600,000 annually to support student leadership activities, career development events and scholarships.

State Rep. Cindy Ziemke serves as Vice Chairman of the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee. She also serves on the Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee and the Select Committee on Government Reduction.  Rep. Ziemke represents portions of Rush, Fayette, Franklin, Ripley and Decatur counties.

The Indiana House Page Program is an educational way for students to gain a better understanding of the lawmaking process by meeting their State Representative and witnessing how laws are made firsthand. It is an exciting experience that comes highly recommended. Please feel free to call 317-232-9887 with further questions.

– Rushville Republican