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Ag child labor rule booted | Preston Citizen

Ag child labor rule booted

May 2, 2012

Change in ruling should strengthen high school ag ed programs 


Citizen editor

A ruling scrapping the proposed Agriculture and Child Labor rule has local FFA educators smiling this week.

The National FFA and American production agriculture, and other school-based agricultural education scored a huge victory against the Federal Government last week when the U.S. Department of Labor withdrew its proposed Agriculture and Child labor rule.

“This gives us an opportunity to teach younger students how to work. That is a great boost to our ag educational programs, because we can teach students when they are most impressionable and eager to learn instead of watching from the sidelines. It’s a good thing, I’m excited. Moving pipe builds character,” said Jim Summers, ag instructor at West Side High School.

This story is sponsored by Franklin County Medical Center.

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