Kustoff Tours Schools' Livestock Program

Congressman Makes Stop at Weakley County Schools Livestock Program
This is the image for the news article titled Congressman Makes Stop at Weakley County Schools Livestock Program Congressman David Kustoff rushed from the Tennessee Soybean Festival Mayor’s Luncheon on Tuesday to Dresden High School to tour the Weakley County Schools Livestock Program, meet with students and local leaders, and address members of the Future Farmers of America.

Jason Kemp, who teaches agriculture and serves as an FFA advisor at Dresden, invited the representative to make the stop. Kemp introduced Kustoff to plans the farm has to provide, in partnership with the Weakley County Schools’ nutrition program, a farm-to-plate initiative. Following Kustoff’s remarks to students and receiving gifts from FFA officers, Kemp led the large group on a brief tour.

Kustoff told the group that he represents parts of 15 counties and Weakley County is the leading agricultural district in the state. He commended the ag leaders who joined him on stage as he spoke to the larger school audience and encouraged them to continue to lead and to make time to visit representatives in Washington.

“When you come to Washington and visit your representatives, remember that you may be telling them something they don’t already know,” he explained as he listed the numerous topics that are covered in House votes. “No matter how smart you are; you never know everything. I’m always learning,” he added.

Among those present for the tour were FFA Alumni President Jimbo Davis, Weakley County School director Randy Frazier, Weakley County School Board members Gath Meeks and Joshua Moore, Dresden principal Chuck West, and Jonathan Holden, who also teaches and advises at Dresden High School.

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officers present gift to Congressman Kustoff
Dresden FFA officers welcomed Congressman David Kustoff to Dresden High School on Tuesday and presented him with gifts. The officers present were (back row from left) Jesse Randolph, Sam Laws, Morgan Richards, Clay Higgs, Parker Maxey, Bennett Higgs, Travis Platt; (front row from left) BriAnna Willliams, Erin Mallory (FFA vice-president), (Congressman Kustoff), Ashley Johnson, Natalie Weidenbach (FFA president), Emma Crittendon, and Daniel Dean.

Congressman with Jonathan Holden and Jimbo Davis
Congressman David Kustoff speaks with Dresden High School FFA Advisor Jonathan Holden and FFA Alumni President Jimbo Davis during a brief tour of the Weakley County Schools Livestock Program.

Jason Kemp gives Congressman a tour
Jason Kemp, who teaches agriculture and serves as an FFA advisor at Dresden, led Congressman David Kustoff on a brief tour of the Weakley County Schools Livestock Program.