Lt. Gov. Ramsey — ‘instrumental in securing grant monies’ — gets Future Farmers Foundation honor

News release from Future Farmers of America Foundation:
NASHVILLE, TN – The Honorable Ron Ramsey recently accepted an invitation to join the Tennessee Future Farmers of America (FFA) Foundation, Inc. Sponsoring Committee.

The Tennessee FFA Foundation, Inc. Sponsoring Committee is a representation of FFA’s most prestigious and influential stakeholders who meet at least once annually to provide direction for the FFA Foundation. Their purpose is to garner support for FFA, raise funds to improve the programs offered within FFA and to provide a vision for sustaining the organization into the future.

Governor Ramsey was appointed to the committee by Foundation board chairman, Dr. Ben Byler, and was formally invited to join by fellow committee member Lacy Upchurch, President of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation.

Ramsey represents Senate District 2, which includes Johnson, Sullivan and a portion of Carter County. He was elected to the General Assembly as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1992, where he served two terms and was then elected to the state Senate in 1996, where he currently serves. In 2007, he became the first GOP Speaker of the Senate and Lieutenant Governor to be elected in 140 years.

Governor Ramsey has been instrumental in securing the grant monies received from the State for the past eight years. In addition, Ramsey has consistently welcomed the State FFA Officers onto the Senate floor during the annual FFA Goodwill Tour that occurs every February during National FFA Week.

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Nationally, there are 579,678 FFA members, aged 12-21. The Tennessee FFA Association is comprised of more than 13,000 members from 213 high school chapters, seven middle school chapters and eight collegiate chapters across the state of Tennessee. To learn more about FFA visit”