Rep. Cook, legislators advocate for agriscience education

State Rep. Michelle Cook, D-Torrington, and Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin/Southington, and State Rep. Maria Horn, D-Torrington met with students and alumni from some of the state’s Agriculture Science and Technology Education programs to discuss their importance and impact on the state economy during a press conference. The press conference coincided with the state Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Day at the Capitol, which highlights industry businesses and organizations, as well as their contributions to the state economy.Connecticut FFA Association President Michael Wetherell of Killingly and Vice President Megan Davenport, a first year animal science major at the University of Connecticut from Litchfield, and Justine Leeper, owner of Floral Designs by Justine and a graduate of Nonnewaug High School’s Ellis Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Program in Woodbury, also shared remarks about their experiences in Connecticut. agriscience programs.