June 09, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative who recently received the American Farm Bureau’s Golden Plow Award, today spoke to the National FFA Organization in Washington, D.C. This week, over 400 students from across the country traveled to the nation’s capital for the annual FFA Washington Leadership Conference. During this five day event, attendees learn how to become effective leaders by teaching them to know their purpose, value people, take action, and serve others.
“It was an honor to meet with students in the FFA, including the 145 FFA members from Oklahoma,” said Inhofe. “Their leadership in the agricultural community is valued in Oklahoma and across the nation. Agriculture remains an integral part of the nation’s economy. And Oklahoma, despite being a small state, is fifth in the nation in wheat and cattle production. These students are the future leaders of our state and nation, and I am impressed by their personal character and values. I encourage FFA to continue advocating for the agricultural community.”