2019-02-06 / News

Bill would allocate more money for youth farm programs

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - A bill introduced in the Oregon House this week would increase funding into Future Farmers of America programs around the state.

The measure from Rep. Greg Barreto, a Republican from Pendleton, would allot more money for students to attend statewide and national events to build their FFA resumes and develop their skills.

The East Oregonian reports that House Bill 2444 would also secure $600,000 in grant money from the Oregon Department of Education to fund extra-duty contracts for agricultural science and technology teachers, and for FFA teachers.

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