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Babin’s Students Congressional Advisory Council Visits TX-36 Ag Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement regarding his Students Congressional Advisory Council (SCAC).

The SCAC was established to mentor and inspire the next generation of American leaders. The council consists of high school students nominated by their school because of their scholastic performance, willingness to engage with community leaders, and interest in Texas’ 36th Congressional District. More than 30 different schools across the region have a selected student representing them.

Recently, SCAC members had the chance to learn about various types of agricultural businesses within TX-36 and how they contribute to the surrounding communities and our state. As part of the program, members toured Jeri’s Oysters, Middleton Ranch, Southeast Texas Crawfish Farm, and Doguet’s Rice Milling Company. Agricultural professionals at each facility spoke with students, offering their insights and perspectives. During their visits, the students observed and engaged in several hands-on activities.

“The students on the SCAC were selected to serve by their respective schools because they possess and have demonstrated unique potential. I’m incredibly proud to help mold that promise into something that eventually moves our nation forward,” said Babin. “My goal is to inspire our youth by highlighting the many industries within TX-36 that provide extraordinary jobs and services instrumental to our local and state economies. I hope the introductions and knowledge gained on this council will help pave the way toward a brighter future for us all.”

“Today’s meeting was so much fun! Being someone who has grown up in the agriculture industry, mainly involving hay and cattle, I got to hear about the struggles and regulations that other industries in the agricultural field are facing. Learning about their struggles and how much of an impact different industries such as oysters, crawfish, and rice have on our economy was truly eye-opening,” said Kaydence Flores, Hardin High School.