During February 15-22, 2014 more than half a million FFA members across the country will celebrate National FFA Week. This year’s theme is Ignite and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future.
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through Agricultural Education. Today’s FFA members are tomorrow’s leaders of America’s number one industry, agriculture. Through agricultural and hands-on learning, FFA members are preparing for more than 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry.
During the week, FFA chapters will conduct a variety of activities to help others in their school and community learn about FFA and Agricultural Education. Utah FFA chapters will celebrate National FFA Week by:
- Attending the signing of a National FFA Week proclamation.
- Participating in the FFA Olympics.
- Recruiting new members to FFA.
- Dressing up in their FFA blue jackets.
- Organizing fundraisers to support FFA.
Did you know?
In 1947, at a National FFA Board of Directors meeting, the week of George Washington’s birthday was designated as National FFA Week. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses February 22, Washington’s birthday.
Join FFA members across the country in celebrating National FFA Week. As part of the celebration, thank the farmers in your community for the food they provide for all of us.The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through Agricultural Education to 579,678 student members in grades 7-12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.