2013 National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23
This year’s theme is Grow, and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. More than 550,000 members nationwide will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members come from rural, suburban and urban environments and are interested in the diversity of careers within agriculture.
FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural education and hands‐on learning, they are preparing for the more than 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry.
National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and annually encompasses Feb. 22, George Washington’s birthday.
Eden Valley-Watkins FFA members will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in the following activities:
• Serving rootbeer floats to all students in the district. Floats will be served at the Eden Valley and Watkins Elementary Schools Thursday, Feb. 21. Floats will be served at the Secondary School Friday, Feb. 22.
• Reading to the second graders at Eden Valley Elementary School. FFA members will be reading agricultural books to Mrs. Janssen’s class.
About Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company is the leading retail farm and ranch store brand in America. Founded in 1938 as a mail order tractor parts business, Tractor Supply Company (also referred to a TSC) owns and operates more than 1,150 stores in 45 states supplying daily farm and ranch maintenance supplies to a targeted customer base. Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Tractor Supply is a public company whose stock is traded on The NASDAQ National Market under the symbol TSCO.
About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.