Tomorrow kicks off National FFA Week, running from Saturday to Saturday around George Washington’s birthday. More than 649,000 FFA members will share the message of agriculture by hosting activities that highlight the importance of raising food and fiber.
The tradition began in 1948 in recognition of Washington’s legacy as a farmer. Today National FFA Week encourages chapters to be involved in their communities and schools, giving back through service projects and recruiting new members.
National FFA Week is also a time for alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and FFA. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the National FFA Foundation will celebrate Give FFA Day, a daylong campaign that will encourage the public to support the various needs impacting FFA members. Every gift will count toward achieving the FFA mission of premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. If interested in giving, one can visit ffa.org/giveffaday or text “Grow” to 27722 to make a $10 gift to National FFA.
Follow the fun with the hashtag #FFAweek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and @NationalFFA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.