INDIANAPOLIS – The Fannin County Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter in Blue Ridge, Georgia, will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 17 through 24, 2018. National FFA Week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 653,000 members with a passion for agriculture will participate in activities at local, state and national levels.
Designated a national week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday, National FFA Week runs from Saturday to Saturday and gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their schools and communities learn about FFA and agricultural education. Fannin County FFA will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in the following activities: proclamation with Mayor Donna Whitener, helping Tractor Supply in Grants for Growing, FFA education of teachers and school board members, “Are You Smarter Than an FFA Member” teacher challenge, FFA members cookie day, crowning of FFA King and Queen, “Find the FFA symbol,” and basic agriculture education throughout the community, a service project, and finally the FFA livestock team will head to Perry, Georgia, for the state livestock competition on Friday.
Today’s FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural education and hands-on learning, they are preparing for 255 unique career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industries. National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company.
The National FFA organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359 student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the United States.