The Comanche Chief - Outstanding Central Texas 4-H and FFA high school students received prominent recognition for their dedication to agriculture through AgTexas Farm Credit Services’ 3rd Annual AgYouth Banquet at the Granbury Conference Center in Granbury on Wednesday evening (April 25).According to McDonald, the 4-H and FFA programs help introduce many of their participants to agriculture, allowing students to learn and apply science and technology to make farming and ranching more productive and offer promising futures.
"We are very pleased to have created the AgYouth of the Month program because it brings positive attention to young people who are investing in our state and nation as well as their own futures," added McDonald. He adds, "We have increased last year's number of scholarships to benefit more of these deserving students."
The featured speaker was Jacey Snapp, a freshman at Texas Tech University and 2016-17 AgTexas AgYouth of the Month and scholarship recipient from Lubbock Cooper FFA. She shared the importance of agriculture in our economy and the value of making powerful connections in life.