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National FFA Week – Envision, Discover, Achieve

February 20-26 is National FFA Week. What is FFA? FFA is the student leadership organization for Agricultural Education. FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

FFA positively influences the young people of America by developing character and leadership skills, and preparing members for successful careers. FFA members are the leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural education and hands-on learning, FFA prepares students for more than 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industries of agriculture.

National FFA Week was established in 1947 in conjunction with George Washington’s birthday. Throughout his life, George Washington made numerous contributions to agriculture and in the development of the United States. FFA Week gives members the opportunity honor the words of George Washington when he said, I know of no pursuit in life in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture.

The theme of FFA Week is “Infinite Potential.” FFA members are encouraged to envision, discover, and achieve their potential within their communities. During the week, Utah FFA members will educate the public about agriculture, volunteer for community service projects, and participate in events from Public Speaking, to Agriscience Fair Competition, to serving ice cream to Utah’s legislatures, to hosting the Bar J Wrangler concert.

Nationally there are over 523,000 FFA members in 7,487 chapters. Utah has approximately 6,000 FFA members in 77 chapters. FFA has a history of service and a legacy of leadership, which they will celebrate during February 20-26. 

 Envision, Discover, Achieve

Chaleesa Warren, FFA President

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