Twenty-one Nevada agriculture education students and FFA members collaborated with Couser Cattle Company & Farms to host a visit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt.
The EPA director’s visit was to articulate his commitment to maintaining biofuels levels. Six students welcomed Pruitt and Gov. Kim Reynolds at the feedlot, where a “family” style dinner was provided. After the dinner at the feedlot with agriculture industry leaders, the entourage traveled to Couser Farms south facility where Pruitt addressed a larger crowd. Nevada FFA members flanked the stage where Pruitt spoke. Nevada FFA started early in the week getting the FFA hayrack ready — providing a staircase, FFA banners and pennants — and hooked up to one of the FFA most successful tractor projects, a Massey Ferguson 180 diesel. The tractor is now owned by Tim Couser. In addition, Nevada Ag Ed & FFA provided fifteen poinsettia plants for the dinner and speakers’ stage.