WHEREAS, In conjunction with the annual observance of
  National FFA Week, members, advisors, and guests of the Texas FFA
  Association are gathering in Austin on February 19, 2019, to
  celebrate Texas FFA Day at the State Capitol; and
         WHEREAS, For the past century, the Texas FFA has helped
  youth develop knowledge and skills in industries related to
  agriculture, food, and natural resources; the FFA program is
  integral to a three-part educational model that also encompasses
  classroom instruction and work-based learning through supervised
  agricultural experiences, which may include such activities as
  starting a business, conducting scientific research, or working
  in production for an established company; and
         WHEREAS, This noteworthy organization fosters good
  citizenship and strong leadership in Texas schools, and over the
  course of its long history, it has produced many outstanding
  community, state, and national leaders of industry, education,
  and government, including many members who have served in this
  chamber; and
         WHEREAS, The largest FFA affiliate in the country, the
  Texas association has more than 128,000 members and is guided by
  elected officers who each represent one of the state's 12 FFA
  areas; every year, the organization awards more than $2 million
  in scholarships to deserving members who have demonstrated
  academic excellence, career readiness, and preparation for
  effective civic engagement; and
         WHEREAS, The Texas FFA Association contributes
  immeasurably to the success of agricultural, career, and
  technical education, and in so doing, it has greatly enhanced the
  prosperity of the Lone Star State; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby recognize February 19, 2019, as Texas FFA Day
  at the State Capitol and extend to all those participating
  sincere best wishes for an informative and enjoyable event; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for the Texas FFA Association as an expression of high
  regard by the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 19, 2019.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate