U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman issued the following statement marking the beginning of National FFA Week and celebrating the organization's tradition of excellence:
"Since 1928, the FFA has prepared young Americans for careers in agriculture. Countless Hoosiers have grown up in the FFA, wearing the national blue and corn gold jackets, preparing for success, and learning about agriculture, leadership, and character. With our strong ties to agriculture, our state has benefitted greatly from the work and service of an organization headquartered right here in Indiana. Today, FFA is encouraging the next generation of Hoosier leaders and I'm excited to see what the future holds."
A fourth-generation farmer from Howe, Indiana, Marlin Stutzman is co-owner of Stutzman Farms. Together, with his father, two brothers, and brother-in-law, the Stutzmans farm 4,500 acres in northern Indiana growing soybeans, green beans, and seed corn.