FFA honors Sen. McCann

By Ryne Turke on June 15 at 8:03am

Jacksonville’s State Senator Sam McCann received a distinguished honor from the Illinois Future Farmers of America Association earlier this week.

McCann, who has served as a Republican leader on the Senate Agriculture Committee since he began his career in the General Assembly, was presented with the honorary FFA Degree Thursday at the State Association’s annual convention.

McCann has also made agriculture and agribusiness a major focus through multiples pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening the industries.

The FFA Degree is awarded to individuals who have rendered outstanding service to agriculture education and FFA programs.

FFA is an organization for high school students interested in agriculture. Its members compete in a multitude of areas, from raising and judging crops, to public speaking and science projects.