WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Antonio Delgado (D, NY-19) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R, PA-15), ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, have introduced the Growing Opportunities in Agriculture (GO Ag) Act.
This bipartisan bill would provide resources to help local schools start agricultural education programs. Under the GO Ag Act, grants would be available to secondary schools to cover startup costs, curriculum development, teacher salaries, equipment, lab costs, and more.
“There is growing interest in school districts across New York that are interested in starting or expanding their agricultural education programs and FFA chapters. These are gateway programs into increasing understanding of our food system, preparing young people for careers in agriculture, and instilling leadership development. New York Farm Bureau commends Rep. Delgado for introducing the GO Ag Act to help districts with needed seed funding to support the education and future of young people in our state and around the country,” said David Fisher, New York Farm Bureau president.