Senator Oberacker Meets With FFA Students In Albany
Published: February 10th, 2023

Senator Oberacker meets with FFA students in Albany Senator Peter Oberacker welcomes Unadilla Valley FFA members to the Capitol in Albany.  From left, Jessica DeVries, Senator Oberacker, Emily DeFrank. (Submitted photo)

ALBANY — State Senator Peter Oberacker (R/C – Schenevus) met in Albany on Tuesday with students from Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters throughout his district.


“Agriculture is our state’s number one industry and in order to preserve and advance this time-honored tradition, we need programs like the FFA,” said Senator Peter Oberacker.  “The students not only learn about traditional farming, but engineering, science, and business as well.  Their personal stories demonstrate the need for ongoing state support that will bolster this valuable education program.”


The state senate today adopted a special legislative resolution calling on Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim February 18-25, 2023, as National FFA Organization Week in the State of New York.  Senator Oberacker co-sponsored the resolution (J.321) which reads in part:

 WHEREAS, Agricultural education and National FFA Organization ensure a steady supply of young professionals to meet the growing needs in the science, business and technology of agriculture; and

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  WHEREAS,  Agricultural  education  in New York affects and instructs students in all parts of the  State,  and  through  their  efforts, the officers  and  members of New York FFA are achieving increased levels of national recognition for themselves, and their schools and communities, as well as New York agriculture; and

  WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and applaud the leaders of commerce  and industry whose accomplishments contribute  to  the economic health and prosperity of the communities of the State of New York and to the quality of life of its people; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to memorialize Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim February 18-25, 2023, as National FFA Organization Week in the State of New York.

- Information from NYS Senator Peter Oberacker’s office