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4-H delegates bring fresh ag perspective to the House

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Fifteen 4-H students from across the country had the opportunity Tuesday to brief the House Agriculture Committees’s Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research on “The Importance of Agriculture in the United States.”

“I don’t know if there is anything better than seeing young people interested and passionate about the future of our agriculture industry. The presentations we heard today serve as a reminder of why it’s important we continue supporting legislation to enhance our nation’s research and extension mission at land-grant universities, which serve a vital role in advancing technology that feeds our growing population,” said Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee Chairman Rodney Davis (IL-13).

“4-H is a tremendous organization that helps unite students from across the country – from urban neighborhoods to rural communities. These students have opportunities to not only learn about the challenges agriculture faces, but also share their knowledge and passion at a local, regional, and national level. They are a great reminder that the future of agriculture is bright,” said Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11).

The 4-H presenters represent the delegation in town for the National 4-H Conference. 4-H students from across the country will continue discussing the challenges of food and fiber production as they visit with lawmakers and federal agencies throughout the duration of their trip.

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