National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25
FFA chapters to celebrate 2012 National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25
FFA chapters throughout the nation will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25.
"I Believe" is this year's theme, and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while anticipating the organization's future.
More than half a million nationwide members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels.
Through agricultural education and hands-on learning, FFA members prepare for the more than 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry.
National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and Carhartt as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and annually encompasses Feb. 22nd, George Washington's birthday.
The FFA membership of 540,379 and 7,489 chapters represents all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
FFA was organized nationally in 1928 in Kansas City, MO. In 1950, Congress granted FFA a federal charter, making it an integral, intracurricular part of public agricultural instruction under the National Vocational Education Acts.
FFA receives no federal funding.
The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs.
Since its inception in 1928, the National FFA Organization (FFA) has become an integral part of agricultural education by helping make classroom instruction come to life through realistic, hands-on applications.
FFA members embrace the concepts taught in agricultural science classrooms nationwide, build valuable skills through hands-on experiential learning, and each year demonstrate their proficiency in competitions based on real-world agricultural skills.