FFA members greeted by President Obama at Rural Economic Forum

National FFA officers Riley Pagett and Wyatt DeJong and State FFA officers from Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin were present at the Rural Economic Forum yesterday, where President Barack Obama announced his rural jobs initiative.

During the president’s remarks, he pointed out the FFA members in the audience and said that with their enthusiasm and energy, they are ready to take American agriculture to the next level.

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The meeting was hosted by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa.