Timpson ISD Baseball News, Quilt Project, Texas FFA Day in Austin

February 29, 2016 - Timpson ISD Bear Update

Woden Baseball Tournament – The play times for the Bears are Thursday, March 3rd at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00- a.m. and Friday, March 4th at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Quilt Project - If anyone has any Timpson Bear t-shirts they would be willing to donate, please contact Danielle Smith at dsmith@timpsonisd.com. The fashion design class is starting a t-shirt quilt project and needs a few more. Pick up can be arranged.

Seventh Annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the State Capitol - Austin, Texas – For one day the Texas State Capitol became a classroom as more than 600 Texas FFA members and agricultural educators visited Austin on Feb. 23rd. Students learned about the state’s legislation process, especially as it relates to agriculture, at the seventh annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol, co-hosted by the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas and the Texas FFA Association. "A significant part of the FFA experience is preparing students to be engaged citizens and empowering them to be people of influence in our communities," said Texas FFA Executive Director, Tom Maynard.

Timpson FFA members in attendance: Amanda Yates, Chandler Burgay, Haylon Powers, Bethany Lindgren, Sheldon Scroggins, Marc Carroll and Jeremy Wagstaff.

Since 2010 Texas FFA members have gathered in Austin to celebrate our organization and advocate for the continued support of agricultural education. Throughout the day attendees sit in the Texas House of Representatives chamber, walk the Capitol hallways, and see where history has been made since 1889.

"Texas FFA Day at the Capitol is a celebration of more than 85 years of excellence in this organization, but more importantly it is a call to prepare for self-government and leadership," said Maynard.

The event provided a unique opportunity for high school students to learn from various players in the state’s legislative process. Members and guest enjoyed keynote speeches from Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and State Senator Lois Kolkhorst. Students also participated in interactive workshop tours facilitated by:

  • Aaron Gibson, Chief of Staff for State Representative Marsha Farney
  • Warren Mayberry, Governmental Affairs with DuPont
  • Ilissa Nolan, Government Relations Coordinator for the Texas Department of Agriculture
  • Gregory Scott Davidson, Executive Clerk and Director of Constituent Communication for the Office of the Governor
  • Tom Holloway, Chief of Staff for Senator Charles Schwertner
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals Justice Bob Pemberton
  • Toni Barcellona, Chief of Staff for Representative Byron Cook
  • Jessica Escobar, Assistant General Counsel and Public Information Officer with the Texas Department of Agriculture

“Texas FFA Day at the Capitol is a great way for our state leaders to see the true impact of agricultural education and the FFA. It also affords our members the opportunity to see first-hand the legislative process, and how they can affect change in their own communities,” said 2015-2016 Texas FFA President, Jason Edmondson.

The Texas FFA Association is an agricultural youth leadership organization that has operated as an integral part of the state’s agricultural education curriculum since 1929. The organization is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 114,000 members in high school and middle school campuses.

The Texas FFA Association is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The organization has evolved from focusing primarily on production agriculture to a broader-based encompassing organization that addresses the needs and interests of students in urban and suburban schools in addition to the rural communities. For more information about the Texas FFA Association, visit http://www.mytexasffa.org.