On Friday, March 9th Iowa Senator Merlin Bartz paid a visit to the New Hampton FFI 4-H Youth Team.
The event started with a tour of the recently completed FFA greenhouse at New Hampton High School. The tour was led by several FFA and FFI members. Bartz learned more about the work being done on the local foods front at New Hampton schools.
After the greenhouse tour, the FFI team and the Senator went through the lunch line and ate together in the Family Consumer Science classroom. During lunch students outlined what Food & Fitness means to them, lay out the goals of the Initiative for the Senator, and discuss what can be done at the state level to support this mission.
This event was a great opportunity to gain state-wide recognition of the great things New Hampton schools and in Northeast Iowa to help make the healthy choice the easy choice.