New Hampton Teens Host Senator BartzPosted: March 28, 2012
The New Hampton FFI 4-H Youth Team hosted Iowa Senator Merlin Bartz on March 9.
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. Senator Bartz was impressed with the new facility and presented a donation to the chapter to support their work.
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 showcase the opportunities available for students and schools within the local food system, and to share their program with the senator.