On Tuesday, September 13th the we had the opportunity to do something that you could describe as simply amazing! We had the opportunity of meeting with former Governor Jim Hunt. Governor Hunt served as State FFA President 55 years ago, and credits FFA with his success as a political leader. His favorite activities included public speaking and parliamentary procedure. During our meeting with the Governor we discussed key issues that were facing the state of North Carolina and their impact around the world. The issues included education reform, the future of agriculture, the direction of agricultural education, and our plans to be advocates for all of these and developing young people.
Governor Hunt is from Wilson County, North Carolina and is without a doubt one of the most influential Governors, not only in North Carolina but across the United States. Governor Hunt served as the leader of our state for 4 terms! A combined service of sixteen years! Hunt is known as the education governor because of his commitment to improving education in North Carolina, raising teacher salaries and improving the overall economic and social health of North Carolina.I along with the other state officers were truly inspired to continue our service to YOU the members of the North Carolina FFA Association. Hunt is a motivator and without a doubt one of the most powerful speakers and influential people in North Carolina. We walked out of that meeting ready to take on the many challenges that we will face and turn them into opportunities to grow, and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
John Stewart, State President