4-H delegates brief committee on the importance of agriculture in the US

Recently the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research welcomed 15 4-H students from across the country to brief members 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, R-IL.

“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, R-TX.

The 4-H presenters represented the delegation in Washington, D.C., for the National 4-H Conference. 4-H students from across the country discussed the challenges of food and fiber production as they visited with lawmakers and federal agencies throughout the duration of their trip.